The preliminary results from the 2018 University of Hawaiʻi Student Food Insecurity Study led by UH West Oʻahu’s Albie Miles and Elise Dela Cruz-Talbert will be discussed during a presentation on the UH Mānoa campus this week.
The discussion is scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, on the Mānoa campus’ Kuykendall 106 events room. The presentation is part of a series of talks during Open Access Week. Registration is recommended because of limited space.
Dr. Albie Miles, assistant professor, Sustainable Community Food Systems (SCFS), and Elise Leimomi Dela Cruz-Talbert, SCFS instructor and Ph.D. Candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, initiated the study earlier this year to developing a better understanding of UH student food insecurity, a condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food.
Many studies have shown that college student populations experience high food insecurity prevalence, and college campuses across the country have begun efforts to address student food insecurity and their other basic needs.