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UC survey finds nearly 1 in 5 students go hungry at times

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UCLA graduate student Diego Ramirez is one of hundreds of students who stop by 580 Cafe for free food. Adolfo Guzman-Lopez/KPCC

Nearly one in five University of California students went hungry at times in the past year. Another 23 percent lack reliable access to good-quality, nutritious food.

That's according to a new survey of nearly 9,000 UC students released yesterday.

To address the problem of food insecurity among students, UC President Janet Napolitano committed $3.3 million in additional funds over the next two years.

Joining Take Two to discuss:

  • Tim Galarneau, a food systems researcher at UC Santa Cruz and co-chair of a UC Global Food Initiative committee focused on student hunger
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