Food Insecurity in School-Aged Children

Pamela Graham, Catherine Fenwick

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Food insecurity in the United Kingdom has been described as a ‘public health emergency’ which has been exacerbated by the onset and continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on research evidence and a reflective account from a current primary school teacher, this chapter highlights the multifaceted impacts of food insecurity for children in schools. It also draws attention to some important considerations around food, education and food-related interventions for practitioners supporting children in schools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding Safeguarding for Children and Their Educational Experiences
Subtitle of host publicationA Guide for Students, ECTs and School Support Staff
EditorsWilliam McGovern, Aidan Gillespie, Helen Woodley
Place of PublicationBingley
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781802627114, 9781802627091
ISBN (Print)9781802627107
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2022

Publication series

Name Emerald points
PublisherEmerald Publishing


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