November 9, 2022 1 p.m.End:
November 9, 2022 2 p.m.
Join the College of Health for this faculty research presentation.
Exploring the Crucial Role of School-Based Food Pantries during COVID-19 and Beyond
Session Description: This presentation will discuss the ways in which the emergency food assistance system adapted to increased demand and structural barriers to delivery in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, attending specifically to the challenges and opportunities experienced by school-based food pantries in providing resources for children and families in need. Insights will be shared through the lens of qualitative interviews with food bank coordinators who were charged with organizing the efforts of over 200 different school-based food pantries in three states across the Midwest during and following the pandemic.
Dr. Christina Doll
About Christina Doll: She is an Associate Professor of Health Education and Promotion in the Department of Nutrition and Health Science. She received her PhD from Purdue University in Communication Studies in 2013. Her specialization is in investigating the relationship between food insecurity and health, specifically analyzing communication strategies and structural changes that encourage healthy decision-making in food pantry environments. Dr. Jones is a recipient of the 2016 National Communication Association’s Golden Monograph Award, which is a competitively selected achievement bestowed at the top publication in the discipline of the prior year, as well as the 2019 Society for Public Health Education Horizon Award for early-career professionals.