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Anthropology Majors Study EKU Student Experiences with Food Insecurity

Two students pose on EKU's campus

Anthropology majors Marshawn Hayden and Gabriel Goodpaster spent the Spring 2022 semester studying student experiences with food insecurity. Food insecurity is defined as not having access to enough food or good food to lead a healthy life. The study, directed by Anthropology Professor Dr. Amanda Green, seeks to tell the stories of students as they cope with food insecurity on campus, including how it impacts them in their daily lives as well as their use and perception of campus resources. The study's longterm goal is to determine how food insecurity may impact EKU students' overall life outcomes. Using ethnographic interviews and a survey, Hayden and Goodpaster explored students' life histories with food. They presented their preliminary findings at the 2022 EKU University Presentation Showcase in the poster "Understanding Student Food Insecurity on Our Campus" which is included as an image below and can be accessed at the Undergraduate Gallery website.

Academic poster

Published on April 26, 2022

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