It's time to take student hunger more seriously, says UAlberta research

August 12, 2016

It is no longer acceptable to think of student hunger as “short-term pain for long-term gain,” according to a new study from the University of Alberta. The survey-based study of 58 student food bank users found that poor nutrition can negatively impact students' health and academic achievement. “Food banks are a Band-Aid solution, they don’t fix the root causes,” says Noreen Willows, a community nutritionist with UAlberta's Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science. She adds that the research also shows that “what’s missing across Canada is the bigger picture about food insecurity among students in general.” Edmonton Journal