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Freshman 15

7 Tips for Navigating the Dining Halls Successfully

Spoon University | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Spoon University

I realized that with a plethora of food options across campus, it's important to be able to navigate the dining halls to determine what is best for us physically and mentally. So, here are some of my favorite tips I've gathered from nutrition blogs, friends, my own experiences and, of course, the maternal unit.

Avoiding the Dreaded College Weight Gain: The Importance of Exercise for College Students

Kayla Hedman | Posted 03.19.2014 | College
Kayla Hedman

In a dynamic world filled with stress, sedentary lifestyles, and negative media-induced body image ideals, it is important for students to build healthy habits now to jumpstart a lifetime of wellness.

WATCH: Are You Falling Into Those Freshman 15 Traps?

Posted 09.12.2013 | College

Beware the dreaded Freshman 15. Freedom from parents' watchful eyes and close proximity to food options that are cheap, fast and unhealthy raise t...

The Truth About The 'Freshman 15'

Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sophia Breene For many new university students, heading off to college means figuring out how to balance studies, work, a social life and livi...

What Your College-Aged Kid Needs To Avoid The Freshman 15, From Rocco DiSpirito

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

When you're helping your child stock the kitchen in their first apartment, there are a few essentials you'll want to make sure they have. Celebrity ch...

4 Ways To Avoid The Freshman 15

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 11.04.2012 | College
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

Whether you're just starting college, headed that way or an upperclassman, here are a few tips that might help keep your weight in check away from home:

Six Ways to Beat the Freshman Fifteen

Marisa Moore | Posted 10.15.2012 | Black Voices
Marisa Moore

College can be the best four years of your life. It's also a time of transition and comes with many challenges and changes in physical activity, emotions and eating habits. It's a time to focus on learning, not a time to fear the freshman fifteen.

What Does It Mean To DTR? College Slang 101

| Posted 08.08.2012 | Teen

By Kelsey Mulvey If the newfound freedom isn’t enough to make your head spin, you'll soon discover that it’s like college students speak a diff...

Eating Healthy In The Dining Hall, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Joy Bauer, health and nutrition expert, gave tips for eating healthy in your college cafeteria when she met with me on Mondays With Marlo. And, if ...

Healthy College Foods For The Dorm Room, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer shared advice on how college students can stay healthy while eating out of the dining hall when she joined me on...

'Freshman 15' And Other Life Stage Weight Gain: What's Real?

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Unless you're on a media-free diet, you've probably heard the news about the 15 pounds college students supposedly pack on freshman year. Just in case you missed it, the "Freshman 15" has been deemed nothing but a media myth.

'Freshman 15' A Myth?

Posted 01.01.2012 | College

A new study from Ohio State University reveals that the much-mythologized 'Freshman 15' is just that -- a tall tale. College students do gain an a...

Confessions of a College Food Addict

Emily Bennington | Posted 12.10.2011 | College
Emily Bennington

It's been estimated that up to 30 percent of students experience eating disorder symptoms at some point during their college years and it's easy to see why.

Is The Senior 17 The New Freshman 15?

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new study discussed at the American Public Health Association’s 2010 meeting, college seniors are significantly less active than fres...

Charm School 101 for the College Student: Who Are You?

Tracey D. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Tracey D. Smith

College is an investment. Each student is a walking portfolio of their parent's earnings, and there should be a robust return on investment as if one were betting on stock like Martha Stewart.

Bethenny Frankel: How To Avoid College Weight Gain

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Bethenny Frankel has some advice for college students looking to avoid or drop the Freshman 15, or anyone trying to slim down. She writes on her blo...

Daphne Oz's 'Dorm Room Diet' (VIDEO)

ABC | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Between late-night study sessions and no more home-cooked meals, college students heading back to campus will most likely have a harder time eating he...

High School to College Transition, Part Three: Social Challenges

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 06.11.2011 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

If you sit in a classroom and never meet the instructor, you will be a number. If you never join an organization, play recreational sports, or volunteer, you will be a number.

'Summer Reading to Prevent the 'Freshman 15'

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Are you worried about gaining the infamous "freshman fifteen" this fall? If so, there are five books you may want to check out this summer.

High School to College Transition, Part Two: Academic Expectations

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 06.11.2011 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Many students enter college misinformed about how to succeed academically. Use this article as a jumping off point to think about the differences between high school and college academics.

High School to College Transition, Part 1: The Freshman Myth

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 06.11.2011 | Los Angeles
Brian Harke Ed.D.

The freshman myth results in disenchantment when new college students' academic, social, and personal expectations are not met after arriving at college.

Knowing Where Food Comes From Helps Combat Freshman 15

GOOD | Nikhil Swaminathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rather than teaching about the perils of obesity, new research out of Stanford suggests that teaching college students about where their food comes fr...

Meatless Monday: Meatless Meals Make The Freshman 15 Old School

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Welcome, college freshmen. Your education begins today. What you learn in class matters of course, but the great thing about being a freshman is wha...