Bizwomen: More than a third of college students go hungry

Buying nutritious food is a problem for more than a third of American college students, many of whom are working at low-income jobs, living off financial aid and student loans or raising families as they work towards a degree.

A study by the Wisconsin Hope Lab found that while low-income students strongly associate a college degree with financial security, the financial insecurity they’re trying to escape makes it hard to pay tuition, leading some to reduce spending on food or housing in order to continue their studies.  

The inability to eat properly may decrease a student's ability to concentrate resulting in an impact on their grades.

Read Anne Stych's full article here.