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Op-ed: Displaying calorie counts in campus dining halls leads to unhealthy behaviors for students at risk of eating disorders

Seeing a number on a food label used to stop me in my tracks. Now, I avoid checking calorie counts at all costs – but other students aren’t always able to make this same decision.  My freshman year of college, I was struggling with an eating disorder that had silently…

MCQ. Issue 27
10/12/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health, Physical Health

Patterns During the Pandemic: How Eating Disorders Have Affected College Students During COVID-19

When the pandemic struck midway through the second semester of her sophomore year at college, 19-year-old Jane flew thousands of miles home to California and found herself almost entirely without the activities or responsibilities that she’d devoted herself to before. “I went home, and all of a sudden, I had…

MCQ. Issue 22
07/14/2021
Student Success, Basic Needs, Physical Health

Science Summary

Equity and Admissions Policies As admissions policies nationwide are scrutinized more closely, two recent papers address policy changes that can affect equity in higher education. According to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Texas policy that promises in-state college applicants in the top 10%…

MCQ. Issue 17
04/09/2020
Physical Health, Mental and Behavioral Health

Exercise & Eating Disorders on Campus

Until recently, exercise has been seen as a symptom of eating disorders. Can it be a part of recovery as well? “Really rampant.” That’s how Claire Mysko, CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), describes the state of eating disorders on college campuses. Data from one college that participated…

MCQ. Issue 1
04/01/2016
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