What Are You Eating? An Analysis of Dietary Intake Measures Among College Students
Emerging adulthood is a time when young adults begin to adopt dietary practices that persist into adulthood. This time period is critical in understanding the impact of diet on subsequent weight-related health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, sleep apnea, and arthritis. To better understand the dietary practices of emerging adults, and college students more specifically, it is necessary to use effective measurement techniques. The purpose of this critique is to compare dietary intake measures used in research assessing dietary practices among college students.