Fast Food Fallout: California's Minimum Wage Hike Intensifies College Food Insecurity

By Carver Malone | May 11, 2024

Fast food

Research on food insecurity among college students in the state reveals prevalence rates ranging from one-quarter to over one-half across different institutions. 
 

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The data shows that 84% of students consume fast food, with 54% doing so at least once a week. 
 

Affordability and taste

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The primary reasons for opting for fast food were affordability and taste, while costliness and preferences for other dining options deterred some students from choosing fast food.