Participate in Research on Food Security among Tufts Undergraduate Students

In recent years, research has highlighted the prevalence of food insecurity in higher education settings in the United States. Yet, no research has yet been conducted at Tufts to assess the status of food security on our own campus. The Department of Health Promotion and Prevention seeks to study the extent to which food insecurity exists among undergraduate students and understand how Tufts undergraduate students on the Medford and Fenway campuses access and afford food. Ultimately, we hope to offer recommendations for how Tufts can ensure that all students have access to healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.

We invite you to participate in an anonymous survey to help us with this research project. Responding to this survey will help us better understand the current food environment of Tufts University among undergraduate students.The survey consists of multiple-choice questions. It should take approximately 10-15 minutes. All of the responses are confidential and participation is voluntary. You will be asked to provide your consent prior to taking the survey.

The survey is available at this link.

We greatly appreciate your time and support for this research. Participants will have the option to enter a drawing for to win one of twenty $50 JumboCash prizes. Should you have any questions about the research or the survey please do not hesitate to contact Madeleine Clarke at madeleine.clarke@tufts.edu or Ian Wong at ian.wong@tufts.edu.

Thank you for your time!


Madeleine Clarke and Ian Wong
Department of Health Promotion and Prevention