3/10 students have gone hungry instead of buying food
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30% of students admit that they’ve gone hungry in order to avoid buying food whilst the majority are also shunning restaurants and takeaways because they’re too expensive, according to our research. When asked if they had ever gone hungry instead of spending money on food, a worrying 30% of those questioned confirmed that they had, either “occasionally” or “often”. Along with Bacofoil, we questioned 693 UK students about their eating habits – and the results that came back were fairly surprising. The main findings of our survey are:
- 30% of students have “occasionally” or “often” gone hungry instead of buying food
- 23% can only afford to buy healthy food “occasionally”
- 33% of those who don’t believe themselves to have a healthy diet say this is because it’s too expensive
- 40% are bothered by the price of healthy food
- 56% have found buying fresh food a monetary issue
- 89% cook for themselves at least twice every week
- 91% would eat in restaurants more often if there were more discounts or if it was cheaper
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