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This study sampled college students at a medium-sized university to explore the prevalence of food insecurity, as well as frequency of multiple coping behaviors. Participants: The research team randomly sampled 25% of all students attending at least one on-campus class in October 2017, obtaining a response rate of 14.9% ( 547). Using a previously validated instrument, the research team launched an online version of the survey. All students in the sample received an e-mail link to the survey. Students with lower food security seem to be more likely to engage in potentially obesogenic coping behaviors, such as purchasing cheap, processed foods, and overeating when food is plentiful. Improved access to nutritious food could decrease risk for overweight and obesity in college students. Respondents most commonly identified increased education and skill development as most helpful to improve their food situation.
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Name: Journal of American college health : J of ACH
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Local or national organizations of college students, primarily for social purposes, usually with secret initiations and rites and a name composed of two or three Greek letters.
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