Purpose of Review: The purpose of this review is to examine the prevalence of food insecurity (FI) among the general college student population with a focus on student-athletes and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on FI in these groups. Recent Findings: FI is estimated to be more prevalent in college students than in the general population, although ranges vary widely. Less is known about FI among college student-athletes. Data on changes in FI prevalence pre-pandemic and during is mixed. Summary: Colleges and universities should invest in interventions to address FI on their campuses, and further research on FI among student-athletes and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on FI is needed.
Current Nutrition Reports
Abbey, E. L., Brown, M., & Karpinski, C. (2022). Prevalence of Food Insecurity in the General College Population and Student-Athletes: a Review of the Literature. Current Nutrition Reports, 1-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13668-022-00394-4