Investigation of Clemson University and Public Dietary Practices

Title: Promotion of Health and Wellness Through the Tiger Fitness Challenge


  • Utilize survey instruments for assessing dietary practices and determine modes of intervention to enhance university student and public eating behaviors.

Team Mentor:

Mrs. Rita Haliena, Senior Lecturer
Dept. Food Science & Human Nutrition

Team Member Spring 2010: Taylor Burnette, Susan Butler, Meghan Cantwell, Cari Gracey, Carmen Hines, Emily Lemrick,  Meghan Marr, Kaitlin Mauney, Mary Piper, Stephanie Schatz, Anna Shaffner, Kathryn Shearouse, and Jodie Turner

This creative inquiry team gathered weight-loss data from students, faculty, and community members surrounding Clemson who participated in the weekly weigh-ins at Fike Recreation Center. Participants were weighed each Friday and their weights were recorded along with their height and age. The final results gathered over the semester were calculated and analyzed. The conclusion of information shows that obtaining nutritional knowledge and leading a healthy lifestyle are two vital components in attempting weight loss.

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