Thursday, September 12, 2019

Does Food Insecurity Exist among American College Students?

A college cafeteria, illustration only

I knew campus life is tough for many students, include me when I was in college. In respect to money, I depend very much on a tiny scholarship and parents.

What surprise me, the fact even worse in American colleges in recent days.

Percentage of students faces with food insecurity is quite higher at both two and four year colleges across America:
- 25% of two years college
- 20% of four years college

Hence, 1 in 4 or 1 in 5 of college students are hungry. In term of number that million of students don’t have money to buy meal to consume.

For comparison that 13% of American experiences with hungry on daily live. Homeless is the worst.

In extreme conditions, portion of students even skip from eating for some times because of hard financial situation.


Illustration of college students in the room

There are plenty reasons lead to food insecurity for college students, few are:
- spending on high cost of colleges (tuition, books and other relate costs)
- difficult to find part time jobs for no extra money.
- financial aids, and even student loans are not enough to cover relate costs to higher education.

This issue might lead to students difficulty to pursue their degree, and even they tend to drop out the school.

Hope, relevant agencies and legislators (federal and state levels), and even schools to find ways to reduce hungry in the colleges. 

30 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this information. It does make it hard for a student on a tight budget to have access to healthy food. No one should have to go hungry.

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    1. Yes, Indeed

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  2. When I saw the title of this post, I thought it was going to be about college kids not liking dining hall food. When I realized it was about college kids not being able to afford food, I thought, now, that's a real problem. College is hard enough without having to worry about where your next meal is coming from. As you say, I hope someone finds a solution.

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    1. I see... yes, it should be solved.

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      I knew campus life is tough for many students, include me when I was in college. In respect to money, I depend very much on a tiny scholarship and parents.

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      What surprise me, the fact even worse in American colleges in recent days.

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  3. That is so sad. A wholesome meal every day is important for our wellbeing.
    The government should do something about that.

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    1. I agree with you....

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    3. Does Food Insecurity Exist among American College Students?

      Percentage of students faces with food insecurity is quite higher at both two and four year colleges across America:
      - 25% of two years college
      - 20% of four years college

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  4. I think this sad situation is common in colleges in other countries too. If the students have to worry about their finances and meals, they won't be able to concentrate nor do well in their studies.

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    1. You are right...

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      Percentage of students faces with food insecurity is quite higher at both two and four year colleges across America:
      - 25% of two years college
      - 20% of four years college

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  5. Dig The Photos And Appreciate The Awareness. Also, I Love Me Some Beans And Tortillas As Well. Thats From Your Last Post.

    Cheers

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    1. I see….

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      Hence, 1 in 4 or 1 in 5 of college students are hungry. In term of number that million of students don’t have money to buy meal to consume.

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  6. I remember I was in troubles too in my college years here in Poland. I had had only a part time job and one time I did not eat for three days.

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    1. aww...me too....faced hardship.

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      In extreme conditions, portion of students even skip from eating for some times because of hard financial situation.

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  8. Study on an empty stomach is definitely not productive and very unhealthy too.

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  9. What an interesting question. I never considered this before . . . Always something new and interesting to learn when i visit your blog. Thank you! 💙

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      There are plenty reasons lead to food insecurity for college students, few are:

      - spending on high cost of colleges (tuition, books and other relate costs)

      - difficult to find part time jobs for no extra money.

      - financial aids, and even student loans are not enough to cover relate costs to higher education.

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      This issue might lead to students difficulty to pursue their degree, and even they tend to drop out the school.

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