Most college students are committed to their education and willing to make sacrifices to obtain a degree. But when basic needs, like food security, are not being met, academic performance can slip as students try to balance school, work, and family obligations under persistent stress. Trellis Company’s latest report, Studying on Empty: A Qualitative Study of Low Food Security Among College Students, documents and explores the lived experiences of students with low food security, how students cope with its challenges, and how these strategies influence academic performance. The groundbreaking report reveals common drivers of food insecurity at the collegiate level and also provides promising practices for supporting students with low food security. Learn how food security shifts during the course of the academic year and what that means to schools working to boost student success.
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