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Phi Theta Kappa: Honors in Action: Overview

This guide is designed to assist PTK members with their research for the Honors in Action 2021 project on food insecurity in middle Tennessee.

child with I'm hungry written on cardboard sign

When researching food insecurity, keep an eye out for keywords. As you're reviewing websites, articles, and data you will begin to notice specific terminology related to that topic. Be sure to note those "keywords" to utilize in your research. Some keywords to consider as you undertake this project are:

  • "food insecurity"
  • "food security"
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus
  • Novel Coronavirus
  • "mental health"
  • hunger
  • "food bank"
  • "food pantry"
  • "food insufficiency"  

Combining keywords will provide you with fewer results, and more detailed information.

  • "food insecurity" AND children
  • "sustainable food system" AND policy

Use specific keywords instead of broad ones.

  • Mental health: anxiety, depression, suicide