Abstract

Abstract:

This qualitative study explored the experiences of 23 food insecure undergraduate students. We interviewed participants about their experiences with hunger and food access, including how food insecurity affected their daily lives. Using holistic student development as a theoretical framework, our thematic analysis of individual student interviews produced three findings: (a) learning to work around hunger, (b) managing anxieties around food and wellness, and (c) acknowledging that food insecurity is a shared and critical issue. Our findings expand the literature on college student food insecurity, which is largely based on quantitative studies. We discuss implications for practice, policy, and future research.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1090-7009
Print ISSN
0162-5748
Pages
pp. 727-752
Launched on MUSE
2020-03-19
Open Access
No
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