2019 - 22nd Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

Motivations for Eating Decisions of College Students

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Belle Tseitlin, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Department or Major

First-Year Studies

Location

Lillard 044

Abstract

Students at Lake Forest College do many things per day—eating is one of them. Commonly, food choices are influenced by other people, emotions, and by personal goals. How do students make food choices, and are choices indicative of disordered eating patterns or of healthy relationships with food? The purpose of this study was to understand how college students make decisions about what to eat and what motivates the food choices they make. My work suggests students were generally not influenced by others, emotions can influence food choice, and goals had the biggest influence on the food choices students made.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-9-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

4-9-2019 2:15 PM

Panel

Knowing Yourself and Others: Social Emotional Learning at Lake Forest College

Panel Moderator

Scott Edgar

Field of Study for Presentation

Education, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology

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Motivations for Eating Decisions of College Students

Lillard 044

Students at Lake Forest College do many things per day—eating is one of them. Commonly, food choices are influenced by other people, emotions, and by personal goals. How do students make food choices, and are choices indicative of disordered eating patterns or of healthy relationships with food? The purpose of this study was to understand how college students make decisions about what to eat and what motivates the food choices they make. My work suggests students were generally not influenced by others, emotions can influence food choice, and goals had the biggest influence on the food choices students made.