Prevalence and Predictors of Social Work Student Food Insecurity
Journal of Social Work Education
Food security is an essential component of material wellness and social justice. This study draws on a 2013 survey of 496 students within a school of social work in a Pacific Northwestern U.S. public university to (a) provide the first estimate of the prevalence of food insecurity among social work students and (b) investigate coping strategies used and resources accessed by students. It was determined that 43% of students had experienced food insecurity in the preceding year. In addition, students in the BSW program, students of color, females, and first-generation college students were more likely to be food-insecure. Based on these findings, the article describes strategies for addressing the material and self-care needs of social work students and practitioners.
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Miles, R., McBeath, B., Brockett, S., & Sorenson, P. (2017). Prevalence and Predictors of Social Work Student Food Insecurity. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(4), 651-663.