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 This book brings the latest research on food poverty together with the voices of children and young people experiencing food poverty first hand. Find out more Latest News ArticlesThe Global Staffroom Podcast: Food and/as social reproduction29th May, 2020 by Rebecca O'ConnellPodcast: Monday 1 June, 12 noon BST With special guests: Angry Workers Collective, Rebecca O’Connell (Reader in the Sociology of Food and Families, UCL Institute of Education, Alex Colas (Professor of International Relations, Birkbeck) and Jason Edwards, Lecturer in Politics,.. Charles Dickens, seditionist for our times: online play featuring young people from our research19th May, 2020 by Rebecca O'ConnellThe experiences of some of the young people who are featured in our book Living Hand to Mouth: Children and food in low income families (Child Poverty Action Group, 2019) are included in a 50 minute one man show by.. We’re not ‘all in this together’: COVID-19 exposes stark realities of food insecurity12th May, 2020 by Rebecca O'ConnellWhile slogans of solidarity – “We’re all in this together” – plaster social media, millions of households with children are experiencing coronavirus lockdowns further plagued by food insecurity. The global pandemic is both revealing and accentuating existing social and health..