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Lessons for Living Hunger
What is Hunger? In small groups, discuss what you think it means to be hungry? How does it feel?
Hunger Hunger is the inability to acquire or consume an adequate quality or sufficient quantity of food in socially acceptable ways, or the uncertainty of being able to do so.
Food security “Food security is access by all people at all times to enough food for an active healthy life. At a minimum, this includes the ready availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods and the assured ability to acquire personally acceptable foods in a socially acceptable way”
True or false? In the UK 30 – 40 % of food is never eaten 13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK; 3.9 million of those are children. One third of British children are forced to go without one of the things they need such as three meals a day or adequate clothing. The gap between rich and poor has reached its highest level in 30 years. More than 3 million people in the UK are at risk of malnutrition with the vast majority, about 93%, living in the community setting, 5% in residential care and 2% in hospital. One million older people in the United Kingdom living in their own homes are suffering from malnutrition. Poverty shortens lives. A boy in Manchester can expect to live 7 years less than a boy in Barnet.
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