This study seeks to evaluate the potential correlation between drinking habits, nutritional habits, and overall well being of college aged individuals. An anonymous online survey was administered through Google Forms and shared amongst peers across various college campuses via email. The survey included basic demographic questions and questions regarding alcohol consumption, dietary habits, and mental well being. Pearson Correlation Coefficient was used to analyze data in SPSS version 25.0. Based on the responses from the survey, dietary patterns of college aged individuals were affected by their drinking habits. Specifically, there was an impact on caloric intake and restrictive eating as a result of binge-drinking and corresponding unhealthy lifestyle choices. Our results suggest there is an association between alcohol use and lifestyle choices. Ultimately, our data accurately represents the hypothesized relationship between drinking, nutrition, and mood.
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Bottos, Vanessa; Anand, Maya; and Toranto, Stephanie, "Drinking, Nutrition, and Mood Assessment" (2023). Research Days Posters 2023. 13.