Starving Students

Starving Students

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1004 , Segment 6

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  • Feb 11, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 10:30 mins

Guest: Suzanna Martinez, PhD, University of California, San Francisco Generations of so-called starving college students have subsisted on ramen, and mac and cheese. Most aren’t truly starving, of course. But a recent government study found there are a lot more students going hungry on American college campuses than we tend to think. Some estimates say thirty percent of college students are “food insecure,” meaning they don’t have ready access to enough food for an active, healthy life. The Government Accountability Office’s report on campus hunger says that anywhere from nine percent to over 50 percent of college students face food insecurity. What's being done about it?

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