Hidden Hunger on the College Campus


College conjures up images of all-you-can-eat dining halls, midnight runs for pizza, tubs of ice cream in the dorm-room fridge, and ethnically sensitive burritos. I remember working in the dishroom of a dining hall as a student and grabbing trays of half-eaten burgers and pancakes from the conveyer belt, dumping all the mess into large trash cans. If anything, college is associated with an excess of food, where students gain the “Freshman 15.”

Recent research on hunger at colleges opens serious questions about those assumptions.

More here.



2 thoughts on “Hidden Hunger on the College Campus

  1. This is a minor example of a larger conceptual issue: does it even make sense to consider community colleges and the institutions listed in US News as being in the same category? It’s kind of a historical accident that they are both called “colleges.” I am highly confident that there isn’t much unsatisfied hunger (for food) at Yale and Columbia.


  2. Great article. It was such a breath of fresh air to read an article that openly recognized community college and “nontraditional” students as the norm. I’ve been saying this for years. (and its been especially true for women).


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