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Families and food in hard times

Families and Food in Hard Times: FARM Network event

Dr Rebecca O'Connell from UCL will be discussing the methodology and main findings of the European Research Council funded study, Families and Food in Hard Times. Dr O'Connell was the study's principal investigator from 2014-2019.

Some of the report's main findings covered in the report include the resources available to different types of families, the strategies they use to get by and parent's and young people's experiences of being 'food poor'. It concludes with some recommendations developed in collaboration with the Child Poverty Action Group.


Date and time

Date: Thursday 5 December

Time: 13:30-14:30

Location: OC1.09, Oculus Building, University of Warwick

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Study abstract

In the years following the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent so-called austerity measures, household food insecurity has risen in Europe. This is different in each country. Families and Food in Hard Times (2014-2019) examined the extent and experience of food poverty in the UK, Portugal and Norway.

If you have any queries about the event, please contact C dot Barratt at warwick dot ac dot uk