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Recent learning on food and food insecurity

The University of Hereford has published research on ‘Scottish food practices’, exploring household practices and use of dietary information. The findings will help inform Food Standards Scotland develop dietary guidelines.

The research can be found on the University’s website.

Another recent publication from BMC Public Health is research on the lived experience of long-term health condition management amongst those who are food insecure. It finds four key themes emerging: the trade-offs and compromises people make in food practices; how illness experiences and food relate to physical and mental health; the invisibility of peoples poverty in health care contexts and people’s perceptions and expectations of the health care system.

The publication can be found on the BMC Public Health website.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s IHub has published a report on its learning about health and social care response to Covid-19. One of the key messages is about the important role of communities and the need to not only engage with them, but also invest in them. There are a number of case studies from across Scotland, many involving activities to address issues of food access and food insecurity.

The report can be found on the IHub site.

A new briefing by Food Active and the Children’s Food Campaign, Covid-19 and Children’s Food: Parents’ Priorities for Building Back Better, shares experiences of parents across the UK of how life under Covid-19 lockdown has affected their children’s food intake and preferences.

The briefing can be found on the Food Active website.

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