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Conclusions

  • Lisa HenryEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter functions as the book’s conclusion. I begin by revisiting the literature on food insecurity among college students, followed by an emphasis on the root of food insecurity among college students—that college is unaffordable for low-income students, financial aid does not adequately cover the needed expenses, and students are willing to sacrifice basic needs in order to get a college degree. Next, I discuss the national awareness of the issues, including legislation, multi-sited prevalence studies, and the importance of understanding the local context of each university. I draw together themes from all of the chapters and emphasize the important, complementary contribution of this qualitative study to the existing studies. The closing section reexamines the best ways to alleviate the food insecurity and hunger sacrifices UNT students are willing to make for their degree. Finally, I conclude with an update on what has been happening at UNT since data collection for this research.

Keywords

Food insecurity Follow up 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of North TexasDentonUSA

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