The data, gathered by the UN, was based on a nationally representative telephone survey of 1,000 adults. The foundation said although the survey methodology was robust the low sample size meant the findings should be treated as preliminary.
The limits of the UN data meant they could not demonstrate why some households were more vulnerable to food insecurity…
I bet it isn’t hard to find out.
The foundation called on the government to start measuring food insecurity, what causes it, and how it impacts on health. Inserting a food insecurity module into existing official household surveys would cost as little as £50,000 a year, it estimates.
For a line in a survey?
“This survey is a wake-up call reminding us that too many people are sometimes too poor to eat in the UK,” said the Food Foundation’s executive director, Anna Taylor.
I bet she can afford to eat. And eat well.