40% of students lack access to adequate food. What did you call 'food insecurity' when you were in school?
A pretty revealing new report from Meal Exchange, Canada's only national organization dedicated to providing students with resources to quell food access instability, says that 40 per cent of Canadian post-secondary students from the five institutions studied are food insecure. You can read Adam van der Zwan's investigation into food insecurity and education here.
High tuition, insufficient food systems, housing costs all contribute to the difficulty of tracking down an honest meal. Students are certainly under more financial and social pressures than ever before. That said, while the language we use to describe insufficient access to adequate nutritious, affordable and palatable meals may have changed, the phenomenon of "food insecure" students is nothing new.
What did you call "food insecurity" when you were in school?