Children’s food insecurity is thought to be a growing problem in the UK. Food insecurity is defined as “the inability to acquire or consume an adequate quality or sufficient quantity of food in socially acceptable ways, or the uncertainty that one will be able to do so”. It relates to both the quantity and quality of food, certainty of supply and the ways in which it is acquired. Food insecurity is generally estimated at household level and little is known about how it affects children and young people. This information is crucial in helping to shape policy responses to the issue.
This Inquiry will gather evidence to assess the nature and prevalence of food insecurity in the UK as it relates to children and young people. We are interested to hear the views of professionals, parents and other stakeholders.
Submissions should be made anonymously unless you are happy to be named in subsequent reports. If you do not include your name any information that you give will be anonymised to protect your identity.
If you have visual evidence that you would like to submit, or you wish to submit your evidence directly to the Inquiry please email: XXXX