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April 12, 2018

"Study" Claims Fat, Lazy College Students are "Hungry" or "Food Insecure" or Some Bullshit

Starvation issues in universities? The real college problem is obesity.

James Bovard, Opinion columnist Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 11, 2018

A new report claims college students are 'food insecure' and starving. But better research shows they're overweight and lazy.

Starvation might be stalking among college students, according to shocking headlines in Newsweek and elsewhere, and The Washington Post warns of "The hidden crisis on college campuses."

In reality, last week’' report from Temple University and Wisconsin HOPE Lab is typical of the baloney that spawns policy hysteria nowadays.

Temple University/HOPE researchers assert that 36% of four-year college students and 42% of community college students are "food insecure" -- a vaporous term beloved by pro-welfare advocates...

Temple/HOPE respondents were asked questions such as whether they feared "food would run out before I got money to buy more," or "Did you ever eat less than you felt you should because there wasn't enough money for food?" Redefining hunger as abstaining from second servings makes for a push-button crisis.

The study asserts that 26% of students with a college meal plan are "food insecure." Did they oversleep and miss breakfast?

Yeah, I remember that -- having a meal plan but no money for eating out. Yeah, it was annoying and I didn't want to eat in the commissary, but it's silly to say you're "food insecure" in that situation.

You have food. You just want money for better food.

Welcome to this thing called "life," Kid.

...

Some findings should have triggered the "dumpster data" alarm. Temple/HOPE "found that homosexual students were at much greater risk of basic needs insecurity than heterosexual students, but that bisexual students were at the highest risk." More than 10% of the respondents from four-year colleges labeled themselves "bisexual," and half of bisexual students allegedly go hungry.

Are they too busy cavorting with both genders to eat, or what? If there were a national conspiracy to starve bisexuals, we would’ve heard about it before now.

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A 2017 Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior report found that during four years of college, the percentage of students overweight or obese rose from 23% to 41% -- a 78% increase.

And few students are svelte when they arrived on campus: High school students were 30 times more likely to be overweight than underweight, according to a study published in Obesity Research.

It's time to start guessing which generation will be called The Last Generation.


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