College students are significantly less likely to be food insecure than non-students in the same age group, according to a new study from the University of Illinois.
“College hunger” has been widely reported in the media, and several studies found very high food insecurity rates among college students, sometimes up to 50 or 60 percent. That did not make sense to those of us doing research on food insecurity, so I wanted to check those findings,” says Craig Gundersen, agricultural economist at U of I.
Gundersen, who conducts research on food insecurity measures, notes many of those studies used small, non-representative samples with low response rates. [Read more…] about College students are less food insecure than non-students