“It’s hard to be hungry and motivated”- the New York Times cites CUNY research on student food insecurity

May 3, 2019 | SPH in the News

The New York Times ran an expose on student hunger Thursday, citing research from CUNY and Temple University. Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg, Director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, told the Times that food insecurity inhibits academic success, forcing some students to drop out altogether.

The article discusses the efforts made to combat student hunger, such as signing students up for federal food benefits, food banks, and food sharing services, but noted that more needs to be done on the policy end to help students in need.