Freshmen -15By Christina Hwang, Joanne Kim, Hye Jin Lee, Audrey Park, Ji Young Park
Overview• Problem: First year students at Rutgers University—New Brunswick gaining weight• Population: First year students at Rutgers University—New Brunswick• Paradigm: Freshman 15 Program at University of West Virginia, Cornell University Wellness Program, Sunday Workout Program at BEST Hall• Plan: College weight gain prevention program for first year students• Patron: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Outreach, Promotion and Education (H.O.P.E.), New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services• Price: $1,787
problem• What is the freshman 15? • Although not necessarily accurate, it is the common phrase used to describe the weight gain that most freshmen in college suffer as they adjust to a new lifestyle.• Main Cause • Change from a student’s high school to college • lifestyle which includes: • Easier access to food • Less physical exercise • Added stress • Homesickness
problemWeight gain in college starts in the freshman year and continuesthroughout the sophomore year for many students.
problem• Scholar #4, Scholar #1 • Mental and emotional effects • Lead to eating disorders• Scholarly #5: • Study on female freshman students, body mass index was recorded • Questionnaire for relationship between weight gain and eating disorder• Scholarly #2, Scholar #3, Popular #1: • The rate of weight gain was rapid in the first semester • Not dependent on gender, in age, ethnicity.
population• First year freshmen students at Rutgers University— New Brunswick
population• Popular #3, Popular #5, Popular #2: • Research in Cornell University • Average of 4 pounds/12 weeks • Research by the federal government • Factors of weight gain during freshman year: evening snacks, lack of sleep due to studying • Significant weight gain
paradigm• West Virginia University: Freshman Fifteen Program • 14-week program based on a point system. Each pound of weight, percent body fat, and circumference measurement will be worth points. • Winner receives a prize.• Rutgers University: B.E.S.T. Sunday Workout Program • Workout event every Sunday. • Credits to participants.• Cornell University Wellness Program • Two Weight Watchers groups on Cornell campus. • In-person guidance, strategies, and tips.
paradigm• Popular #4 • Weight gain amongst freshmen students in Rutgers University and possible ways to prevent it. • Different programs running on campus in order to prevent “Freshman 15.”
PLANUsing Social media platforms to reach out to people
PLAN• To create a college weight gain prevention program for first year students • Point System: 10 people with the most points will receive a prize (gift card) • Programs/events: promote healthy lifestyle and weight loss • Personal Mentors: provide individuals in need of help with tips and encouragement
patron• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • (http://www.cdc.gov/)• Health Outreach, Promotion and Education (H.O.P.E.) • (http://rhshope.rutgers.edu/)• New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services • (http://www.state.nj.us/health/)
Prices/budget• $200 • Gift cards for RU Express• $600 • $150 per guest speaker in the programs (1 per month for 1 semester)• $800 • Goodie bags (Welchs fruit snacks, Nature Valley, Water)• $187 • 500 Flyers• $0 • Student interns majoring in Nutrition to be personal mentors Total: $1,787
Call to action• Weight gain in college is significant• “Triple P program” • Point System, Programs/events, Personal Mentors• Acknowledge the significance of weight gain in college and encourage students to maintain a healthy lifestyle through social media
IF YOU SUPPORT US…• You will see changes in the following ways: • Students will be more educated in ways to have healthier lifestyles • Personal mentors can continue to help students even after the program ends • Fun way for students to gain support from peers