A Nutritional and Environmental Analysis of Local Food Pantries Accessible to College Students in Rural North Carolina

Emily E. Frymark, Jonathon Stickford & Alisha Farris
Introduction: Food insecurity is a growing concern among college students and is especially prevalent in rural areas. Food pantries often serve as a resource to food insecure individuals yet, their policies, standards, and nutritional quality vary due to the unpredictability of food donations. Purpose: To examine the nutritional quality of food items and adherence of best practices at local food pantries accessible to college students near a university in rural Appalachia. Methods: Three food pantries...
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