Hunger in the primary school setting: Evidence, impacts and solutions according to school staff in the North East of England, UK

Gooseman, Annabel and Defeyter, Margaret Anne (Greta) (2019) Hunger in the primary school setting: Evidence, impacts and solutions according to school staff in the North East of England, UK. Education 3-13. ISSN 0300-4279 (In Press)

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Abstract

The issue of ‘holiday hunger’ (i.e. food insecurity during school holidays) has received increased attention in recent years, though research in this area is limited. Through qualitative, semi -structured interviews, the current study investigated the views of 12 primary school staff on the existence, impacts and potential solutions to holiday hunger. Thematic analysis revealed holiday hunger forms part of a broader, year -round experience of deprivation and poor nutritional habits. Staff proposed a need for a multi -agency approach to address a range of complex, inter -related needs. Additionally, the findings highlighted a need to address poverty stigma in the development of familial support.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: holiday hunger; food insecurity; children; families; stigma
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2019 11:15
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 10:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38544

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