I chose this topic because it is a very prevalent issue in our society today, and a close friend of mine is suffering from an eating disorder. What question s did you want to answer or what was your hypothesis regarding this topic? As mammals, there is no chance of escaping the need to consume food in everyday life. However, when it comes to food there can be a major concern of eating too much or eating too little.
Another health disparity amongst college students is stress. It is assumed that medical majors would practice healthy eating habits because of their knowledge of nutrition, however medical students do not apply this knowledge because they tend to show early symptoms of chronic disease due to poor nutrition. Although a popular notion among first-year university students, the "freshmen fifteen" is a serious issue related to student stress, depression, and poor eating habits. This notion is common on social media and university campuses. Weight gain during the beginning of post-secondary for first-year students is shown to actually average about 5 lbs Vella-Zarb and Elgar
We're often asked whether or not it's a good idea for a student to discuss a sensitive issue like depression, drug dependency or an eating disorder in a college essay. Our first response is always to remind students that this is their college essay and if they feel strongly about sharing something, they should probably do it. But our admissions advice is a little different.
She was one of the most popular girls in school. She was valedictorian, homecoming queen, student body president, an honor roll student, and the list goes on. She always strived for perfection.