Nourishing Success Survey

The Nourishing Success Survey administered in 2018 garnered data from 363 MSU students.  Initial research findings include:

  • An estimated 2,200 MSU students (4.4 percent of the population of 50,000 students) may be experiencing food insecurity. 
  • Researchers concluded that the degree of food security likely has an impact on academics since those participants with higher food security were more likely to have a higher GPA compared to those who reported disrupted eating patterns and reduced intake related to food insecurity. 
  • The research found that perceived stigma can influence intent to use the campus food bank, especially among undergraduate students.   
  • 90% of students approve or strongly approve of other students using the MSU Student Food Bank.