The Impact of Holiday Clubs on Household Food Insecurity—A Pilot Study

Stretesky, Paul, Long, Michael, Graham, Pamela L., Palmer, Katie, Steinbock, Eileen and Defeyter, Margaret Anne (Greta) (2018) The Impact of Holiday Clubs on Household Food Insecurity—A Pilot Study. Health and Social Care in the Community, 26 (2). e261-e269. ISSN 1365-2524

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This research investigates whether holiday clubs have the potential to reduce food insecurity among households in the United Kingdom. We survey parents (n=38) of children attending seven different holiday clubs to estimate the percentage of children in those programmes who come from food insecure households. Results suggest that 42% (16 out of 38 respondents) of children come from households defined as 'food insecure' and 24% (9 out of 38 respondents) come from households that are 'food insecure with hunger.' When secure and insecure households are compared, we discover that food insecure households benefit the most from holiday clubs, which suggests that they may play an important role in mitigating household food insecurity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Holiday Hunger; Food Poverty; Food Security; Food Policy
Subjects: B400 Nutrition
L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Professor Paul Stretesky
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 13:38
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 09:23

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