Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Food poverty in the UK (report)

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE: The final report of Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty

The Commission has uncovered a crisis of food access for many households in the UK. There are multiple cases of parents – usually mothers  – going hungry to feed their children or having to prioritise calories over nutrients to afford their weekly food. The Commission defines this as ‘household food insecurity’: the inability to acquire a sufficient quantity of food, or the uncertainty that one will be able to do so. But a lack of official measurement means nobody can be clear how many people are affected. Reducing and eventually ending household food insecurity needs an active approach from government, and the Commission have produced a 14 point plan.

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