Christopher Lee

Student NameChristopher Lee
Faculty Mentor NameAnne, Matthews, PhD RDN
CollegeCollege of Agricultural and Life Sciences
MajorNutritional Sciences and Behavior Analysis dual major
Research InterestsFood Insecurity
Academic AwardsHaskell Faculty and Student Research Award 2019-2020
University Scholars Program 2020
OrganizationsDelta Upsilon Fraternity
Hobbies and InterestsTennis, gym

Research Project

An Analysis of College Students’ Knowledge of SNAP and Barriers to Use?

The purpose of this project is to understand the barriers for college students with food insecurity to use SNAP. Partnering with the Office of Student Affairs, we will collect survey data from University Florida students about student’s knowledge of SNAP, food security status, food resource utilization, and social status. The survey will also assess willingness to apply SNAP if criteria are expanded by the College Hunger Student Act of 2019. After, we will interview 30 students identifying as food-insecure about SNAP benefits and other food resources. We will then analyze the data collected to understand how to increase SNAP utilization during students’ times of need.