In the UK, food insecurity is a reality for many, with levels rising with the current cost of living pressures.
According to survey data from the Food Foundation, in September 2022 over 18% of households in the UK were experiencing food insecurity, a figure that rises to over 25% for households with children. These rates are higher than levels seen at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, and more than double what they were in January 2022.
The Faculty’s Food and Poverty Special Interest Groups are hosting a joint webinar to examine food insecurity in the UK through a public health lens: what it means, how it is measured, who it affects in our society, and what the health and wellbeing impacts are across the life course. The webinar will then cover examples of practical approaches for addressing food insecurity at a local and regional level.