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Starting College: A Critical Time for Weight Gain

Morin, Karen H. DSN, RN, ANEF, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: March/April 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 2 - p 130
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e318244fd92
ONGOING COLUMN: Nutrition for The Family

The transition to college life can result in changes in weight status, and nurses play a key role in offering health promotion strategies to these students.

Karen H. Morin is a Professor and Director of the PhD program, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. She can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.