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USU Extension Food $ense Program Hosts Hunger Discussion on College Campuses

Cache Valley Daily Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018


Utah State University Extension Hunger Solutions Institute, a project under the USU Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) program, recently hosted the Hunger Solutions Discussion, an event where diverse groups discussed hunger on college campuses and brainstormed to find solutions to the issue. Preliminary results from a study done on USU’s campus during the spring semester of 2018 indicate that nearly 32 percent of students are food insecure. ... Proposed solutions to food insecurity on college campuses include reducing the stigma associated with using food pantries, adding volunteer opportunities aimed at reducing hunger to course curriculums, and promoting events addressing root causes of food insecurity. Additionally, attendees agreed that there should be more research and more collaboration surrounding food security initiatives.

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