Analysis Confirms Many College Students Go Hungry

The freshman 15. Ramen noodles. Pizza and beer.

These are the phrases people often hear when discussing college students’ nutrition. But there’s another word Americans should probably be including: hunger.

Between 2008 and 2014 roughly one in five households with a student enrolled at a two-year college nationally experienced food insecurity, or struggled to regularly access enough affordable, nutritious food, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

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