Students ditching alcohol for healthier diets
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It looks like student life is getting rid of its booze-filled and fast-food heavy reputation – alcohol doesn’t even make the top ten in a list of items that students regularly pick up on supermarket trips, according to new research. Instead, the most likely items for students’ shopping baskets include healthy staples meat, pasta, cheese and eggs. Despite this the majority of parents still believe that students are spending their loans on booze – when asked what they thought their kids would be most likely to fill their cupboards with, alcohol topped the list for 20% of parents. Bread, milk and toiletries are the other things that parents think students are spending their money on – which probably isn’t too surprising. The research, carried out by new student money back prepaid card uniicard, suggests that students are leading healthier lives than they’re often given credit for. Unfortunately, prioritising a healthy life doesn’t always come cheap - a whopping 65% of students admit that they’ve have gone hungry at least once because of money worries.
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