Ursidae: The Undergraduate Research Journal at the University of Northern Colorado


Kittra Gonzales

Faculty Sponsor

Susan Gould


University students are overlooked as a nutritionally at-risk population in regards to poor dietary intake, food insecurity, and eating behavior. The purpose of this study was to determine if residence has an impact on university students' diets and dietary practices in addition to which residence type (on-campus, off-campus, or family home) more closely meets dietary recommendations established by the US Department of Agriculture. An online Qualtrics survey was designed and distributed to University of Northern Colorado undergraduate students. Results concluded there were few yet impressionable dietary differences according to residence type which could contribute to nutrition-related health risks.