The Influence of the University Campus Environment on Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Habits

Project Date: 2018 - Present


Project Description:

In this project, students identify barriers and facilitators in the campus environment in terms of physical activity and healthy eating.  Through their involvement with the project, the students are able to prioritise issues for change.  Researchers work with AUSM and empower students to link up with Auckland University of Technology (AUT) senior management and advocate for change.

Partners

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Stanford University

Participants

  • AUT students in the four campuses

Research Question:

Does the current AUT campus environment encourages physical activity and healthy eating for university students?

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