Presentation Title

Are Dominican students going to class hungry?

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall

Start Date

4-19-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

4-19-2018 4:00 PM

Department

Public Health

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Andria Rusk, MScGH, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

For my capstone project and with the help of my team, I sought to see if any students at Dominican University have ever experienced food insecurity and how that has affected them as a student. I did a qualitative study to explore students’ perceptions of food insecurity. I and my two research assistants conducted in-depth interviews with Dominican students to see if any of them had ever experienced food insecurity. I am interested in this topic because malnutrition can negatively impact a student's academic success (Anasri & Stock 2010). If a college student is hungry, it becomes more difficult for them to absorb what is taught in class (Broton & Goldrick-Rab 2016). My overall goal was to hear from those students who have gone to class hungry, who have experienced food insecurity, and to explore how that experience has affected them.

Ansari, W. E., & Stock, C. (2010). Is the Health and Wellbeing of University Students Associated with their Academic Performance? Cross Sectional Findings from the United Kingdom. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7, 509-527.

Broton, K. & Goldrick-Rab, S. (2016). The Dark Side of College (Un)affordability: Food and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 48(1), 16-25.

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Are Dominican students going to class hungry?

Guzman Lecture Hall

For my capstone project and with the help of my team, I sought to see if any students at Dominican University have ever experienced food insecurity and how that has affected them as a student. I did a qualitative study to explore students’ perceptions of food insecurity. I and my two research assistants conducted in-depth interviews with Dominican students to see if any of them had ever experienced food insecurity. I am interested in this topic because malnutrition can negatively impact a student's academic success (Anasri & Stock 2010). If a college student is hungry, it becomes more difficult for them to absorb what is taught in class (Broton & Goldrick-Rab 2016). My overall goal was to hear from those students who have gone to class hungry, who have experienced food insecurity, and to explore how that experience has affected them.

Ansari, W. E., & Stock, C. (2010). Is the Health and Wellbeing of University Students Associated with their Academic Performance? Cross Sectional Findings from the United Kingdom. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7, 509-527.

Broton, K. & Goldrick-Rab, S. (2016). The Dark Side of College (Un)affordability: Food and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 48(1), 16-25.