California Educator

January / February 2017

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Around a quarter of California children experience food insecurity, and a similar proportion of college students are going hungry as well. According to a 2015 national report by No Kid Hungry, educators who regularly see students come to school hungry describe multiple problems among them, such as inability to concentrate, lack of energ y and motivation, poor academic performance, tiredness, and behavioral problems. What is being done? Solutions to rising food insecurity among college students By Dina Martin Photos by Scott Buschman Hunger on Campus Our ongoing "Hungry Students" series looks at what's being done, and what needs to be done, to address an increasingly urgent issue. We invite your ideas and feedback; email H U N G R Y S T U D E N T S 32

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