High Impact Learner: Student/Faculty Research

Helena Yang '14 teams up with Professor to study food insecurity.


Forty-nine million people in America are food insecure, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That number stretches well beyond the homeless. Your neighbor, teammate, or student sitting beside you in class could be wondering where their next meal will come from.

For the past three years, Prof. Amy Dailey of the health sciences department has partnered with students to study how a community-sponsored initiative, called Healthy Options, has helped to alleviate food insecurity in Adams County.

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