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“Do You Understand What It Means to be Hungry?” Food Insecurity on Campus and the Role of Higher Education Professionals

April 11, 2017

Kate K. Diamond, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Michael J. Stebleton, Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Food insecurity has become a growing concern in higher education. As more low-income and underrepresented students seek degrees—and tuition rates and student debt levels rise— educators are starting to take action (Bruening et al., 2016; Cady, 2014; Goldrick-Rab, 2016; Morris, Smith, Davis, & Null, 2016).  As scholar-practitioners, we first became aware of this issue during a qualitative study on the …

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