Starvation Issues in Universities? The Real College Problem Is Obesity

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Feature Article by Jim Bovard
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's 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.

This analysis is modeled on the Department of Agriculture's annual Food Security survey. USDA is emphatic that its survey does not measure hunger, but that neonsize warning sign was ignored by this study (titled "Still Hungry and Homeless in College").

Temple/HOPE respondents were asked questions such as whether they feared "food
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