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Do You Know Your Drink Size? Merlynette V. Griffin, Health Educator, MPH Health Enhancement Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

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1 Do You Know Your Drink Size? Merlynette V. Griffin, Health Educator, MPH Health Enhancement Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

2 About Health Enhancement O Health Enhancement is the health promotion department within the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management. We: O Create and distribute positive, inclusive, and empowering programs and resources on a variety of health topics. O Collaborate with other departments to create programs, services, policies, and resources. O Collect and analyze data on the health issues that affect college students and their academic success.

3 Learning Objectives O Gain knowledge on available research & current studies regarding standard drink size on college campuses O Define what constitutes a standard drink by identifying the difference in volume of alcohol O Discuss how standard drink size is relative to tracking which predicts safer drink levels O Engage in communication regarding safer drinking behaviors

4 Available Research & Current Studies O Bergen-Cico, D. and Kilmer, J. (2010). O Health Enhancement’s Know Your Drink Size

5 Health Enhancement’s Know Your Drink Size-FY 2011/2012 O Do You Know Your Serving Sizes? Promoting safer drinking messages to residence hall students: O Methods O Qualitative data O Observations O Limitations O Data findings O Use of findings

6 Health Enhancement’s Know Your Drink Size-FY 2012/2013 O Do You Know Your Serving Size: Is Social Marketing Enough? O Methods O Qualitative data O Observations O Limitations O Data findings O Use of findings

7 Health Enhancement’s Know Your Drink Size-FY 2013/2014 O "Know Your Drink Size": The impact of electronic media on students' knowledge and integration of alcoholic serving sizes. O Methods

8 What is a Standard Drink? O Variations among types of alcohol, proof and volume O Variations among volume of alcohol based on container O Conduct Pouring Drink Size Demo

9 Safer Drink Levels

10 Higher Education Perspective O From an institutional or higher education viewpoint, what kinds of implications exists? O How does knowing this information effect how we might intervene or educate a student?

11 Final Remarks O Quote of the Day: O “Students know what they need to know. If given a test on this topic they would score high. But they don’t know what they need to do. What they do is what they see taking place around them, in ads, movies, music videos, accounts of adult behavior…” -Richard Keeling PhD

12 References O Bergen-Cico, D. and Kilmer, J. (2010). Reported changes in students' alcohol consumption following a brief education of what constitutes a standard drink. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 54,

13 Contact Information Health Enhancement Evans Fieldhouse Room 121 Phone: Website:


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