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Measuring household food insecurity in the UK and why we MUST do it

We currently have no way of knowing how many people in the UK are too poor to eat.

The UK government currently does not measure household food insecurity, also called food poverty. Food insecurity is when an individual or household has...

Too poor to eat: Food insecurity in the UK

Being food secure means being sure of your ability to secure, at all times, enough food of sufficient quality and quantity, to allow you to stay healthy and participate in society. Food insecurity is defined as:

Limited or uncertain...

Household Food Insecurity: The missing data

The rapid rise in demand for food aid, as reflected in routine data collected on food bank usage in the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network, has raised questions about how many people face insecure access to food and experience periods of going...

Time to count the hungry

The case for a standard measure of household food insecurity in the UK

In 2014 in the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the world, 14% of households, comprising 48.1 million people, were ‘food insecure’, meaning they had...

FAO Food Insecurity Experience Scale Reports

The Voices of the Hungry project has developed the Food Insecurity Experience Scale, a new metric for household and individual food insecurity.

It brings us a step closer to hearing the voices of the people who struggle every day to have...

USDA Economic Research Service

Food security means access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life.

ERS plays a leading role in Federal research on food security and food security measurement in U.S. households and communities and provides...