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Title: The nature of food poverty : Literature review and qualitative study in Greenwich (UK)
Author: Duval, Daphne
Director: Fornons Fontdevila, David
Medina Luque, Francesc Xavier  
Keywords: food poverty
food insecurity
Issue Date: 19-Jul-2016
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Abstract: Food poverty is often associated to food banks which are actually a crisis response to the immediate needs of people without enough money for food. Nevertheless, food poverty also includes underlying food insecurity. Less evident, this long-term condition is being experienced by many more people than what the food banks data show. The Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty defines 'household food insecurity' 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". In the following, food poverty will refer to both crisis level food poverty and longer-term food insecurity, according to the definition given by the UK Department of Health: "Food poverty can be defined as the inability for individuals to afford, or to have access to, foods which make up a healthy diet in ways that are socially acceptable to them".
Language: English
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