Sarah Bowen

Mar 12, 2019  |  NC State News

Why Home Cooking Isn’t Possible For Everyone – And What We Can Do About It

NC State sociologist Sarah Bowen discusses why a home-cooked meal is out of reach for many Americans — and what we can do about it.

Dec 5, 2018

Fulbright American Security Seminar Highlights NC State Expertise

NC State experts in public policy, sociology and political science will lead the Fulbright American Security Seminar for 90 visiting Fulbright research scholars, focusing on issues of energy, food insecurity and disaster relief.

Jul 1, 2018  |  New York Times

In the News: If Congress Changes Food Stamp Requirements, Kids Will Go Hungry

In this New York Times opinion piece, several NC State sociologists say our national policies have long reflected, imperfectly, the moral imperative that children deserve adequate food ... until now.

Mar 26, 2018  |  Civil Eats

What Children Understand About Food Insecurity

Researchers have begun asking children about their households’ lack of food—and making surprising discoveries. NC State University sociologist Sarah Bowen, who just concluded a five-year study funded by the USDA and is currently analyzing the data, interviewed 81 subjects aged 7 to 13 about their coping strategies.

Mar 20, 2017  |  NC State News

Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’

A new study from NC State and Campbell University finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called food deserts is limited financial resources.

Feb 17, 2017  |  The Hill

Op Ed: Restricting What Recipients of SNAP Benefits Eat Won’t Fix Nutritional Issues

In an op-ed, NC State Associate Professors of Sociology Sarah Bowen and Sinikka Elliott bring their research to bear on a federal public hearing over how food stamps can be used. The sociologists say talk of restricting what poor people eat ignores the heart of the problem: that many poor families are struggling and have inadequate resources and support.

Nov 23, 2016  |  Scholars Strategy Network: No Jargon Podcast

Thinking Outside the Kitchen

Home cooking isn't always all it's cracked up to be. Here's a more realistic account of the family dinner, and how money, time and gender norms impact how and when families eat. Sarah Bowen, sociology, featured.