Honors Senior Theses/Projects

Date of Award


Exit Requirement

Undergraduate Honors Thesis/Project

Faculty Advisor

Thomas S. Kelly


Whole food consumption is a topic that is not significantly discussed in everyday culture. Whole foods have positive impacts to physical and mental health as well as to the environment. This thesis will explore the many benefits of whole foods, support a need for change, and persuade the reader to engage in a whole foods diet. This scholarly article will compile vast information from other researchers to examine the current whole foods situations around the globe, provide scientific confirmations behind the need for change, give recommendations for altering present habits, and will confront any pre-existing contradictions. The outcome of this thesis will be a text that is suitable for a reader with or without knowledge of nutrition to find usable and beneficial in making educated choices regarding nutrient intake.