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

Publication date: 
September 2017
Author: 
Rachel Loopstra
Published by: 
Univeristy of Oxford, The Food Foundation, Sustain

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 insufficient or insecure access to food due to resource constraints. It was last measured only among very low-income households more than 10 years ago.