New Worry For College Students: Food Insecurity
For most college students, eating problems stem from having too much food (albeit unhealthy) around. But a new study suggests that a higher than expected percentage of them might not be eating enough because they can’t afford it. The research, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that 59% of college students at a university in Oregon were classified as food insecure at some point during the last school year. That means they were not able to eat nutritious, safe foods consistently. A 2012 USDA study found that about 14.5% of American households were food insecure at some point during 2012, so the rate among the college students was nearly four times higher.
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