SRDC is undertaking a project to define the scope of student hunger in K-12 BC public school students. This includes the degree of occurrence, frequency, seasonality, and the location of high risk areas. It is reviewing the literature, undertaking an environmental scan of funding options available to school districts to address hunger/food insecurity, and analyzing four existing datasets. The project aims include: to understand the dependencies and factors affecting student hunger in K-12 BC public schools; to identify areas for improvements; and to provide recommendations and identify options that are having a positive or negative impact in addressing food hunger.
Published: March 2019
Capability: Data Sciences - Policy Research
Policy Area: Health - Population Health, P-12 Education - Specialized Services and Programs, Youth Development and Inclusion
Population: Low-income Populations - Students - Youth - Children