‘Out of Place around Other People’: Experiences of Young People Who Live with Food Insecurity

Rebecca Mott, Kimberly Keller, Jo Britt-Rankin, Anna Ball

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Abstract

We used a hermeneutic phenomenological approach to address the question, ‘What does it mean to experience food insecurity?’ Youth focus group interviews incorporating art/writing prompts and interviews with programme director interviews contributed to our understanding of youth feeling out of place around other people. Young people living in food-insecure homes in rural areas may experience complicated sets of interactions that simultaneously connect them to others living in similar circumstances, yet isolate them from the community at large. A multitude of complex factors, including place, affects food insecurity. We also discuss implications for practitioners who work with youth who live with food insecurity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-218
Number of pages12
JournalChildren and Society
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • food insecurity
  • rural
  • youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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