Webinars

Student Food Insecurity and the Impacts on Mental Health

Dates
Registration will close on February 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm.

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Dates
The pre-event opens on February 14, 2022 at 9:00 am. Registration will close on February 16, 2022.

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Dates
The main event opens on February 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm. Registration will close on February 16, 2022.

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Dates
The post event opens on February 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm. Post-event will close on February 23, 2022.

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Dates
The public archive opens on February 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

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Hosted by Healthy Campus Alberta

Food insecurity on post-secondary campuses is a serious but overlooked issue. Studies have consistently shown rates of 30% to 40% of students experiencing food insecurity across Canadian post-secondary institutions, yet it is rarely talked about from an institutional perspective and often left for campus food banks to address. The mental and physical health impacts of food insecurity are significant and can lead to poor academic performance and poor health outcomes for students and their families. Additional supports and solutions are needed to reduce student food insecurity and raise awareness of this long standing issue.

This webinar will focus on: 

  • An overview of student food insecurity and its drivers 
  • The impacts on students’ mental health and wellbeing 
  • Some solutions to increase recognition of the issue and potential interventions 

Speakers

Cory Rianson

Past Executive Director, Campus Food Bank Society

Heather Ritz

Community Social Worker, University of Alberta

Register now to access the pre-event window and add to the discussion!

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