Food security, nutrition and health of food bank attendees in an English city: A cross-sectional study

BARKER, Margo, HALLIDAY, V, WOTTGE, M, MAK, D and RUSSELL, JM (2018). Food security, nutrition and health of food bank attendees in an English city: A cross-sectional study. Journal of hunger and environmental nutrition, 14 (1-2), 155-167.

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Abstract

Food banks in contemporary Britain are feeding record numbers of people. Little is known about attendees’ level of food insecurity, background diet quality or health. We surveyed 112 food bank attendees. Over 50% had experienced food shortage with hunger on a weekly basis or more often. Obesity and mental health problems were prevalent in women. Diet quality was poor, with energy, protein, fibre, iron and calcium intakes inadequate, while saturated fat and sugars intake were disproportionate. Women had poorer diet quality than men. Such patterns may lead to ill health.

Item Type: Article
Departments: Sheffield Business School > Department of Service Sector Management
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/19320248.2018.1491365
Depositing User: Margo Barker
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2018 13:05
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 10:15
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21911

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