Two in 5 Utah college students experience food insecurity, survey finds

Monday, July 11, 2022
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Almost two in five students enrolled in Utah colleges experienced food insecurity in 2021, according to a new report from Utahns Against Hunger, an anti-hunger nonprofit. Overall, 17.7% reported limited access to quality food with little variety. Some 21.1% of students said a lack of food disrupted their eating patterns and reduced the amount they ate. Food insecurity disproportionately affected students of color, students who act as family caregivers and rural students, the report found. Researchers surveyed almost 5,700 students from Utah colleges over six weeks in late 2021.

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