This is the website for the Families and Food in Hard Times research project. The study looks into what young people and their families eat in Portugal, the UK and Norway, and how they manage in difficult economic times.About the study – Les om studien – o Projecto A new book exploring how families negotiate everyday food practices in the context of paid employment. Find out moreLatest News ArticlesWhat is the relationship between family affluence and young people’s food behaviours? New paper in Journal of Youth Studies8th Dec, 2017 by Rebecca O'ConnellA new paper examining young people’s food consumption in relation to family affluence (FAS) over time in England has been published in the Journal of Youth Studies. The Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) survey data were analysed by Families and Food in.. Greater entitlement to free school meals would reduce stigma, shame and hunger26th Sep, 2017 by Cecile BremontIOE London blog by Rebecca O’Connell, Julia Brannen and Abigail Knight For more than a century the UK government has provided free school meals (FSM) to children whose education might otherwise suffer. Today, rising food prices, reduced household incomes, particularly.. The Violence of Austerity: chapter on Food Poverty19th Jun, 2017 by Rebecca O'ConnellRebecca O’Connell and Laura Hamilton have a chapter on ‘Food Poverty’ in the recently published ‘The Violence of Austerity’, edited by Vickie Cooper and David Whyte. Austerity, a response to the aftermath of the financial crisis, continues to devastate contemporary..