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It’s no Gordon Ramsay

Food security and the experience of coping for two groups; young mothers and single men living in a rural Scottish town

Publication date: October 2016
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This research was conducted a by a group of community participant researchers exploring the experience of food security and insecurity and how this was reflected in the choices and attitudes of individuals in their community. It was funded by

The work is an ideographic study that applies the principles of Participant Action Research (PAR) and focuses on lived experienced of participants. The study outlines a range of personal strategies used to cope with the experience of food insecurity relating to shopping behaviours, domestic routine, the significance of food and mealtimes, social exclusion and the management of personal desires and choice. The report concludes with recommendations for community action.

Here’s a video that they made about the project:

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