[CODATA-international] Families and Food in Hard Times: European Comparative Research

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Thu May 13 03:23:39 EDT 2021

Dear Colleagues,

In the UK and elsewhere in the global North, Covid-19 has exposed and exacerbated stark health and social inequalities that widened in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis and so-called austerity measures that diminished the welfare state. Low-income families with children are among those hardest hit, with growing numbers experiencing food insecurity and accessing ‘emergency’ provision including food banks, school meal parcels and vouchers.

In this online seminar, Dr Rebecca O'Connell and Professor Julia Brannen will introduce their recently published international comparative research, and how it conceptualised food poverty in wealthy societies. They will cover some of the study's findings, shedding more light on individual and family experience of food insecurity, and drawing lessons for nutrition and food insecurity research and policy in the context of the current crisis.

Please join the webinar on 14th May (Friday) at 13:00 CEST. Details at


Some of these books might be of interest

O’Connell, R. and Brannen, J. (2021). Families and Food in Hard. Times: European Comparative Research. London: UCL Press.<https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/126956>


O’Connell, R., Knight, A. and Brannen, J. (2019). Living Hand to Mouth: Children and food in low- income families. London: Child Poverty Action Group.<https://cpag.org.uk/news-blogs/news-listings/living-hand-mouth-now-free-access>


I am grateful to everyone, everywhere working for Zero Hunger Aim.

Best wishes,


Dr Suchith Anand

Chief Scientist

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition



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