College Health and Nutrition Assessment Survey (CHANAS)


The College Health and Nutrition Assessment Survey (CHANAS) is an ongoing project examining the health of traditionally aged college adults (18-24 years old).  CHANAS focuses on diet and lifestyle behaviors and their impact on health status. *CHANAS was previously known as YAHRSI, the Young Adult Health Risk Screening Initiative.

Why is CHANAS important?

The college years are a time of significant transition as young adults move away from parents/caregivers and establish independence. This period of life has been associated with declines in health, including weight gain and sedentary lifestyles. As limited data currently exists, CHANAS hopes to gain a better understanding of the factors associated with the current health of college students.