I recently attended the National Student Health and Nutrition Summit. This was my first time attending a summit and I was excited about what I was hearing. But I wasn’t expecting to learn that food insecurity is the #1 health threat to both college students and low-income students.
The first thing I learned was that student health and nutrition is very much a part of the school experience in the United States. We have seen that this is true at my school as well, mainly through the efforts of the school’s Health Education and Nutrition Program. I attended a Health Summit about three weeks after moving to St. Louis and the message of food insecurity and school nutrition is very well known.
The program itself is part of a national initiative to create a healthier environment for students, with an emphasis on food security and food access. This is a program that has been in place for years but has been quite effective in making students aware of food insecurity. It was actually part of the initiative to raise awareness for the Affordable Care Act, which is the law that is forcing college students to purchase health insurance.
The campaign has been very effective, but it has also unfortunately raised a lot of questions about what exactly the program is for. It is for people who work in the food industry, and it’s aimed at helping students who don’t have insurance to have access to healthy foods. The campaign is part of a national initiative to create a healthier environment for students. This is a program focused on helping students who don’t have insurance to have access to healthy foods.
The campaign has been very effective and it has definitely raised a lot of questions about what exactly the program is for. We dont know how much longer the health insurance program will be.
Since the campaign started, it has been a lot harder to get healthy foods at places other than health food stores. Many students have reported that they have seen many healthier food options at restaurants that do not stock the foods they want. So what happens if it isnt a healthy restaurant or store? Well, I cant imagine that it would be a lot of fun. In fact, I think I would just get sick.
Its not that we don’t want to find healthy food that we can eat. We just want to know how to get it. Thats what the student health program is for, to help those who need medical care. The fact that the only programs that will pay for it are the ones that don’t do health insurance (and thus are not subsidized by the government) means that students who can’t afford to get the care they need will have to get it at a public hospital or at home.
It is true that college students are getting sick more than ever. But I think its a more complex issue than what’s being discussed. One very easy statistic is that our nation’s health care system spends about $8,000 per student on an average. Thats a lot of money, and it is spent on things that are more or less useless.
The argument is that our system is failing and we need to fix it. To that end, some companies are trying to set up a better system, one where every student gets the care they need, whether they are on campus or not.
Well, let me tell you that the problem isn’t the system, its the fact that students are often too sick to even be on campus. That is because our system is broken. It’s broken from a patient care perspective, and it’s broken from a student care perspective. But it is also broken from a financial perspective.