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Hungry hungry students

With the Hollywood depictions of frat bros chugging beer and hippies snacking on munchies, the starving college student might seem like a myth.

Yet student hunger in higher education is no folk tale. Although the national data on college student hunger is abysmal, recent surveys suggest that show many students don’t get enough to eat.

One study by researchers at the Wisconsin Hope Lab found that nearly one in five students reported that they did not have enough money to buy food, ate less than they felt they should or cut down the size of their meals.

Stephen Smith talks to an author of that report, Katharine Broton.