Tag: food insecurity


New Mexico Launches College Food Insecurity Study

October 27, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The University of New Mexico and the New Mexico Higher Education Department are launching a statewide survey to evaluate the food and housing needs of students attending the state’s public and tribal colleges and universities. According to the Higher Education […]


These 3 charts illustrate universal school meals’ impact

September 12, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

Though pandemic-era universal school meal waivers expired June 30, the policy’s impact on the nation’s children is still being analyzed. Recently released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service shows food insecurity rates among children across race […]


Hunger on campus: Finding help for food insecurity

March 18, 2021

Via: eCampus News

Even before the COVID-19, food insecurity among college and university students was a growing problem. Food insecurity is defined by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) as “a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle.” […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Education Strategies

West Virginia county targets poverty to boost achievement

October 22, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Because students who struggle with housing and food insecurity are less likely to learn, educators are working with community partners and state leaders to address the underlying barriers keeping students from the classroom. With schools educating a larger percentage of […]


Report: Over 60% of college students face hunger or housing insecurity

May 1, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The prevalence of housing and food insecurity on campus has critical implications for student outcomes, as an inability to meet basic needs can “undermine academic success,” the report’s authors note. Housing insecurity, in particular, has a strong relationship with students’ […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

These 3 tactics are helping schools tackle food insecurity

April 24, 2019

Via: Education Dive

For many of the 20 million children qualifying for free-and-reduced lunches, school is the only place they get to eat. Research shows 60% of low-income students report going to school on an empty stomach, and it gets worse during the […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Hungry for change: The mindset shift higher ed needs to address student housing and food insecurity

July 18, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The signs of student homelessness and hunger on campus are easy to miss: rumors circulating of that generous professor who brings snacks to the classroom, a surge in faculty complaints around students taking extra-long naps in the lounge, or maybe […]