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Percentage of households worried about their food security (15507) Metric type

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This is the percentage of households very worried or fairly worried about being able to adequately supply the food they need for themselves and their families. Food security is the ability to consistently afford, access and utilise the food needed to maintain good health and wellbeing.

This group are typically considered marginally food secure because they have enough food. However, they may have traded down on the nutritional quality of the food they purchase (Drewnowski 2012). They have been included because there is firstly mental stress associated with food worry. Secondly, these are people who are at risk of having low or very low food security, for example, through an unexpected expense, illness or relationship breakdown.

The University of Sheffield food insecurity estimates draw from a survey commissioned by the Food Foundation that was conducted in Jan 2021 by YouGov, to look at the impact of Covid-19 on UK households.

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12 Nov 2021
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% households worried about their food security
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a low value is good
Percentage of households
Food insecurity
Food vulnerability during Covid-19
The University of Sheffield
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