Living Hand to Mouth: children and food in low income families – published today

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Over four million children in Britain are growing up in poverty, with many at risk of going without nutritious or adequate food. As poverty has risen, families with children are among the hardest hit.

Based on the first-hand accounts of 51 children, our new book, published today by Child Poverty Action Group, shines a spotlight on what children say about food and how they manage food and eating in their everyday lives. It provides vital evidence about children’s lived experiences of poverty, and identifies the causes of their insufficient resources including low and fluctuating wages, inadequate benefits and high living costs.

The book is available here: O’Connell, R., Knight, A. and Brannen, J. (2019). Living Hand to Mouth: children and food in low income families. London: Child Poverty Action Group

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