Change Indicator

Food insecurity among students by age group and subgroup in Vermont

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Definition and Source



The percent of students in middle and high school who went hungry most of the time or always because there was not enough food in their home.  

Data Source

Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).


The Middle School YRBS data is reported for the category of LGB; the High School YRBS data is reported for the category of LGBT.  Due to formatting constraints the two have been combined into LGB/LGBT in this table for both age ranges.  

The Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a biennial, voluntary survey of students attending middle and high schools in Vermont.  The survey seeks to monitor trends in student health and risk behaviors.  The indicators as a whole reflect a broad definition of youth well-being.  Not only do the indicators monitor behaviors associated with negative health and psychological outcomes, but they also measure "developmental assets" - internal resources and skills, as well as community, school, and other institutional supports.  These assets foster the development of thriving young adults.  

Updated December 2022.  2021 survey data will be released in 2023.

Last Updated

December 2023