‘The Myth of the Freshman Fifteen’

Pulse Magazine
September 3rd, 2013 by 


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College of the Holy Cross junior Victoria Piscatelli, debunks the myth of the Freshman 15 in a recent article she wrote for Pulse Magazine. The English and psychology major penned
“Among the many pressures at college today (doing well in school, making friends and fitting in) is the pressure to avoid gaining weight. However, according to a 2011 Ohio State study on the subject, an average college freshman only gains about 3-4 pounds throughout the year. Compared to people of the same age group (17- to 19-year-olds) who did not attend college, there was only a ½-pound difference.”

In addition to claiming that the Freshman 15 is simply a myth, Piscatelli refers to Holy Cross dietitian Kathy Egan to provide a list of guidelines for students to stay healthy and stress-free while in college.

This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Sara Bovat ’14.

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

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