Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Journalism (MA)
Second Committee Member
Hunger, Journalism, Media coverage, Poverty, Social stigmas
In Arkansas, 26.3% of children are food insecure, meaning they do not have enough or lack the ability to obtain enough food for adequate nutrition (Miller 2019). In recent years, a new phenomenon has been taking place called lunch shaming where children are sometimes forced to wear signs or handstamps that say the child’s lunch account is overdue. This research analyzes how the media frames food insecurity and how perceived social stigmas affect a student’s willingness to seek out help when struggling with food security.
Thompson, E. (2020). The Stigmatization of Hunger: The Impact of Social Stigma on Arkansas Youths’ Food Security. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/3707