Students who attend two-year colleges and vocational schools are more likely to go hungry, compared to other students.
University of Illinois researchers looked at census data on 60,000 households in the U.S. They noted students at two year schools were generally from poorer households and had more issues with going hungry than students at four-year colleges.
Not having enough to eat could affect your ability to learn.
Study authors say the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) could help students get enough to eat.
Findings appear in the “Urban Institute Journal.”