Published: 3rd Mar 2011

What practical measures can be taken to tackle ‘food poverty’? Hannah Lambie examines the findings of research which looked at approaches in two communities People on low incomes find accessing appropriate good quality food particularly challenging. Along with financial constraints, they often face a number of factors including family structure, age, local transport infrastructure and retail provision. Food poverty is a complex issue and the end of the New Deal for Communities (NDC) programme presented an opportunity to reflect on the particular role for regeneration in this area and to look at the work of a number of individual partnerships over the last ten years. Recently completed research examined the work of two NDC partnerships – Braunstone in Leicester and Charlestown and Lower Kersal in Salford. Both had, at some point, carried out work on food issues including ‘cook and eat’ educational initiatives, the provision of healthy snacks, an urban … (To read the full article, subscribe below)