Research Team Will Tackle College Hunger

An overwhelming number of college students face the same financial dilemma: pay rent or buy food for dinner. A team of researchers from the University of Houston and Temple University say that food insecurity among college students is forcing a burgeoning inequality in college completion rates.

“Research suggests food insecurity, the lack of availability or access to healthy food, is one of the barriers to graduation for these students,” said Daphne Hernandez, UH assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP).

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