FCS Advocacy Posters

Faculty Advisor

Elizabeth Cowie



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Food insecurity is a widespread issue plaguing roughly 12.3% of households in the United States, which is a total of roughly 15.6 million families. It is defined as the limited or uncertain access to adequate and nutritious food. At times, it is struggling to find any food at all and wondering when your next meal will be. Food insecure areas tend to have less supermarkets and convenience stores, resulting in lower availability of healthy food options like fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and more.

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation


Family and Consumer Sciences

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Degree Program



Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Publication Date

Spring 2021


Fontbonne University Archives


St. Louis, MO


food insecurity, food deserts, health risks, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, mental health


Presented at the annual Student Academic Exhibition in spring of 2021.

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Understanding Food Insecurity



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