Addressing College Food Insecurity: An Assessment of Federal Legislation Before and During Coronavirus Disease-2019

Melissa N. Laska, Sheila Fleischhacker, Christina Petsoulis, Meg Bruening, Michael J. Stebleton

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Research conducted before coronavirus disease-2019 illustrated high rates of food insecurity among college students. The pandemic has likely increased student food insecurity because of factors like unemployment and closure of campus resources, and many students cannot access federal food assistance because of long-standing student restrictions. This perspective reviews federal legislation on college food insecurity introduced in the 116th legislative session (2019–2020) immediately before coronavirus disease-2019 in the US, as well as pandemic-related stimulus bills and their implications for future policies and practice. Food insecurity promises to become more pressing as colleges try to reopen and the country grapples with economic recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)982-987
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Volume52
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020

Keywords

  • college students
  • federal legislation
  • food insecurity
  • food security
  • policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Addressing College Food Insecurity: An Assessment of Federal Legislation Before and During Coronavirus Disease-2019'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this