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“The best evidence indicates that approximately half of college undergraduates are food insecure, defined as limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or ability to acquire such foods in a socially acceptable manner.” Food insecurity on college campuses’ is an issue too few campuses recognize as a significant concern. This research examines the extent of food insecurity upon Ursinus College’s campus during the summer programs by comparing food insecurity of past and current Summer Fellows program attendees to understand if food insecurity has any affect on mental health and/or one’s project quality. This research explores options to combat food insecurity using the perspective of students as well as recommendations from the food insecurity and mental health-based literature. Additionally, this research will be crucial in helping to assist Ursinus College in bettering their summer programs for students within the near future.
Miller, Destiny, "Food Insecurity at Ursinus and the Effect on Mental Health" (2023). Psychology Summer Fellows. 14.
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