Capstone Project Title
How Food Insecurity and Malnutrition Affect Academic Development and Success in School Aged Students
Davis, Q. F. (2021). How Food Insecurity and Malnutrition Affect Academic Development and Success in School Aged Students. The question addressed in this Capstone is: How does food insecurity and malnutrition affect school success among elementary school students, and how can teachers combat food insecurity and malnutrition in schools with knowledge of community resources? This Capstone is the documentation of one educator’s exploration of the importance of food and nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Capstone explores effects of malnutrition and how it alters brain development, the importance of proper nutrition, and the importance of educator involvement in solving this issue. The author created a professional development for her peers to educate them about some risks of food insecurity and malnutrition, as well as to introduce them to resources offered throughout the city to provide food assistance, and how educators could connect families with these resources when necessary. This project includes journaling and reflection, gathering of resources, questionnaires, and implementation. The goal of this Capstone was to create an opportunity for educators to become inspired and equipped to better serve the whole student.
Davis, Quinn, "How Food Insecurity and Malnutrition Affect Academic Development and Success in School Aged Students" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 670.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects