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Food Insecurities Prevalent Among College Freshmen



Arizona State University and the University of Minnesota conducted surveys with college freshmen to “assess the association between food insecurity, mental health, personal eating behaviors and perceptions of the campus eating environment.”

The study found that food insecurities among college freshmen is over two times the national rate, and one in three freshmen experiences food insecurities. “The study also showed that food insecure students were less likely to eat breakfast and home-cooked meals, and more likely to eat fast food and experience anxiety and depression.”

To read the full study, visit here.