Project Title

How Rich is Your Diet

Academic department under which the project should be listed

CSM - Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology

Faculty Sponsor Name

Clint Penick

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Over the years, there have been a variety of new diets that have been introduced to the population. All these diets have become more popular over the years and each claim to have benefits for the human body. Research has shown that people who follow a diet containing all food groups tend to be healthier. There has not yet been research done on the biodiversity of the human diet to indicate the variety of foods that people eat on average. In this research project, we surveyed students and faculty members diets through an online anonymous survey for the time span of twenty-four hours. The results indicate that the quantity of foods eaten in a day does not always correlate to the richness of foods eaten. Participants who did not skip meals did not necessarily have a richer diet compared to participants who did. Some participants who skipped meals made up for it by eating a meal containing a greater diversity of foods.

Disciplines

Biodiversity

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, in person

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How Rich is Your Diet

Over the years, there have been a variety of new diets that have been introduced to the population. All these diets have become more popular over the years and each claim to have benefits for the human body. Research has shown that people who follow a diet containing all food groups tend to be healthier. There has not yet been research done on the biodiversity of the human diet to indicate the variety of foods that people eat on average. In this research project, we surveyed students and faculty members diets through an online anonymous survey for the time span of twenty-four hours. The results indicate that the quantity of foods eaten in a day does not always correlate to the richness of foods eaten. Participants who did not skip meals did not necessarily have a richer diet compared to participants who did. Some participants who skipped meals made up for it by eating a meal containing a greater diversity of foods.

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