VIDEO: UK Athletics Nutritionist Wants to Help All Students Stay Healthy

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 30, 2016) — We’ve all heard the warning about the “freshman 15.”  But is the prediction that freshmen will gain 15 pounds during their first year of college accurate?

This past summer, UK Marketing’s video interns decided to explore this and many other diet-related questions as part of their assignment. The students, both from UK’s College of Communication and Information, found their source in a familiar place. 

Since J.D. Harmon, a senior on the UK football team, and UK basketball senior Dominique Hawkins are both student-athletes, they sought answers with someone they turn to often for advice about eating healthy —  UK Athletics nutritionist Monica Fowler.  

Watch Harmon’s video to see Fowler set the record straight about the “freshman 15” and listen as she offers tips for a healthy college experience.

In Hawkins' video, he shows us how a popular convenience food could actually be turned into a healthy meal by taking a few easy steps under the direction of "Chef" Fowler.  

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