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Young people in food poverty: a lost generation?

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Our opinion piece in BMJ Open (January 29, 2021) argues that young people growing up in poverty in the UK are at risk of becoming a ‘lost generation’. While the.. Read More

What food-insecure children want you to know about hunger

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Footballer and food poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford has rebuked Conservative MP Kevin Hollinrake on Twitter for suggesting that parents who need help to feed their children are failing in their responsibilities. Children.. Read More

The Global Staffroom Podcast: Food and/as social reproduction

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Podcast: 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.. Read More

Food and hard times in three European countries

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New findings and panel discussion with Danny Dorling, Hannah Lambie-Mumford and Liz Dowler. Tuesday 30th April 2019, 5.15-8pm, University College London. Further details Having enough to eat of a decent.. Read More

Children’s experiences of food poverty in UK newspapers

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The dramatic rise in food banks has driven food poverty into Britain’s public consciousness. But our new article finds that the consequences for families with children rarely hit the headlines.. Read More

Published today: Special Issue of Children & Society ‘Children’s and Young People’s Food Practices in Contexts of Poverty and Inequality’

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Coedited by Wendy Wills and Rebecca O’Connell, this Special Issue of the journal Children & Society addresses the social and economic determinants shaping what children and young people eat and the.. Read More

The Violence of Austerity: chapter on Food Poverty

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Rebecca 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.. Read More

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Private spaces and hiding places: talk at the Nordic Geographers Meeting

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This week Dr Abigail Knight will give a presentation at the Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm University, Sweden, as part of the stream on ‘Austerities, Economic Crises and Neoliberalisms: Experiences of children, young.. Read More

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Families and Food in Austerity Britain: early findings

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On Monday 27 March 2017, Dr Rebecca O’Connell will present early findings from the UK research for Families and Food in Hard Times at the Centre for Innovation and Research in.. Read More

TCRU Lunchtime Seminar, 16th June 2015: “I cannot attend class properly if I am hungry, so it affects my schooling”: Food and hunger in children’s everyday lives in Ethiopia: evidence from Young Lives

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Virginia Morrow, Young Lives, University of Oxford, 16th June 2015, 1-2pm, TCRU Library, 27-28 Woburn Square WC1H 0AA This paper explores how food insecurity affects children’s daily lives in Ethiopia,.. Read More