Honors Theses


Diana Cuy Castellanos, Ph.D., R.D.


Health and Sport Science

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Honors Thesis


Sustainability is at the forefront in many conversations and innovations at the University of Dayton (UD), ranging from the Hanley Sustainability Institute to the Sustainability club. However, sustainability extends beyond water and energy conservation. In addition to these, students and faculty at UD can impact their carbon footprint through sustainable eating. The purpose of this research was to define sustainable eating, determine the carbon footprint of foods served in the UD dining halls, and develop and evaluate an educational intervention aimed at UD students within the Virginia West Kettering dining hall. The results of this research were considered in the creation of a fully plant-based dining station with a permanent education program.

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Undergraduate research


Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition