Event Details
Event Title Combating Hunger in College: UNC Students' Experience Around Food Insecurity and SNAP Use
Location Graham Student Union, Room 3407, 209 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Sponsor Carolina Center for Public Service - UNC Nutrition Department and FFORC Collaborative team, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Date/Time 02/27/2024 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
For more information, contact the event administrator: Macy Green macyag@unc.edu
Event Presenters
Name Title  
Ximena Perez-Velazco PhD Candidate, Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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This event will include a didactic and interactive presentation highlighting illustrative quotes and themes gleaned from focus groups held with university students who are experiencing food insecurity, the topic of the presenter’s dissertation research. During the event, participants will be asked to join in on a simulation of what it is like to seek out SNAP (The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits to combat food insecurity, while taking on the role of college students whose unique circumstances will determine their SNAP eligibility.

A Carolina Engagement Week Event
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