In the Cafeteria and Beyond, Colleges Take On Obesity

Deciding to teach healthful living is easy; actually doing so can raise questions about intrusiveness

Jason Greene for The Chronicle

Kaitlin Voellinger, a junior at Binghamton U., visits the NourishU station nearly every day because it offers fresh vegetables, proteins, and grains. She writes about healthful eating and offers recipes on her blog, Bowl Half Full.
November 11, 2012

College students are a generally healthy lot. But as they grow heavier each year, reflecting the national rise in obesity rates, campus officials are trying to promote healthier habits—and, they hope, mitigate the impact of a sobering trend.


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