Food Choice and Academic Performance
My name is Zachary Shaul and I’m in my 4th year of Professional Communication at Toronto Metropolitan University. I am very interested in food and was curious about why university students choose the foods and beverages they do daily. Food is a passion of mine and I always wanted to know why there is an association specifically between food (generally unhealthy options) and university students. As a result, many stereotypes were created by society members that perpetuate this link. The basis of my project uncovered if these stereotypes were still true today.
My project focused on whether a connection exists between the food and beverage choices students make and if those choices influence their academic performance. I decided to center my research around three common variables which were: commute time, the number of courses students are enrolled in (during the Winter 2023 semester), and the awareness/familiarity with TMU’s on-campus food services.
I conducted an online survey that contained six questions designed around these three variables. The QR code below will take you to my research poster which gives a detailed analysis and conclusion of the findings from my survey.
Student Life. Food. Academics