Nutrition/Diet Priority Action Group
"Eating unhealthful foods in large quantities makes students less motivated to visit the Wellness Center or attempt to live a more healthy life. This can cause stress to the student..."
- Danielle Schermerhorn, Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Student
"Unhealthy and irregular eating habits combined with lack of exercise is a frequent occurrence for students."
- Joan Jorde, Assistant Director of UND's TRIO Programs
"Home and local food [for international students]if found, create a feeling of comfort and surety when it comes to cooking it."
-Vincent Bulus, Education & Human Development Department Graduate Student
Regardless of their body mass index, 42% of all students reported dieting to lose weight.
“Healthy eating is associated with lower risk for: chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and certain cancers; overweight and obesity; micronutrient deficiencies; nutrition among the U.S. population needs improvement. Sixty-three percent of the adult population is overweight or obese and fewer than 25% of Americans eat fruits and vegetables of five or more times per day.” 2
This Priority Action Group composed of student, faculty, and staff members meets monthly at UND to evaluate environmental factors, analyze problems, share best practices, establish goals, create SMART objectives, develop recommendations and strategies, and ultimately create a campus-wide action plan. This action plan will be submitted to UND’s President for final consideration and when approved, it will serve as a guide for all UND health and wellness initiatives until the year 2020.
Best Practice Articles
Dairy Bar Menu
Barriers to Healthy Eating
Dr. Bell Notes pages from nutrition matters
EADES Stress-Related Eating Questionnaire
Evaluation of the Energize Your Life
Wellness Factors in First Year College Students
Nutrition Awareness Survey
Nutrition Guide 2009
1. “UND Student Health Highlights 2008.” National College Health Assessment. Baltimore, MD: American College Health Association Administrated at UND by Student Health Services, 2008. Print.
2. “Promoting Good Nutrition.” The Community Guide to Preventative Services. Community Guide Branch, National Center for Health Marketing (NCHM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 15 June 2010. Web. 7 Jul 2010.