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Nutrition and Food Sciences
This study aimed to improve whole grain (WG) intake and coronary heart disease risk factors in 98 college students through an intervention in campus dining halls. The exploratory aim was to evaluate the impact of text messaging on diet and coronary heart disease risk. The 6-week intervention consisted of WG and low-fat dairy messages in campus dining halls and text messages to a subsample (n = 26). WG intake, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, body weight, and body mass index significantly increased over time. Total dairy intake decreased over time. Overall, the intervention had a positive impact on WG consumption and on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Arts, Jennifer PhD, RD, LDN; English, Catherine PhD, RD, LDN; Greene, Geoffrey W. PhD, RD, LDN; Lofgren, Ingrid E. PhD, MPH, RD A Nutrition Intervention to Increase Whole Grain Intake in College Students, Topics in Clinical Nutrition: July/September 2016 - Volume 31 - Issue 3 - p 222-231 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000075