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Faculty Profile
Policastro, Peggy
Peggy's Profile
Policastro, Peggy
Instructor; Healthy Dining Team

Phone: 732-932-5447

M.S., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 1993

Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Examining dietary patterns of college students.
Academic Interests and Plans
University students face many stresses and changes throughout their college experience. Many environmental and social forces act on students to behave in specific manners, especially when it comes to food and drinking choices. These influences can have lasting effects on body weight and health. My work and research involves examining dietary patterns of college students. I strive to expose and include undergraduate nutrition and dietetic majors in research they can present as George H. Cook Honors projects and poster sessions at the annual American Dietetic Association/Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition. Examining dietary patterns of college students would not be complete if it did not involve the study of eating disorders on campus. Involvement with the multidisciplinary campus Eating Disorders Treatment Team and Eating Issue Working Group provides many avenues for intervention, education, and research.