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Public Health Alliance for the Island of Ireland (PHA)
|Subject Keywords:||COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION, FOOD POVERTY, LOW INCOME, SOCIAL EXCLUSION|
This report highlights that many of the causes of food poverty lie outside the health sector, with a clear need for joined up government action with community involvement. Together with the growing evidence base in the Republic of Ireland such as the food poverty work commissioned by the Combat Poverty Agency and the Standard of Healthy Living on the Island of Ireland study commissioned by the Food Safety Promotions Board, it will provide a scientific basis for public health action that goes beyond individual level skill development and will assist in striving towards social justice and health for all. This study aims to address this deficit and documents the current state of food poverty in Northern Ireland particularly highlighting inequalities in dietary behaviour. There are a number of specific objectives related to the project: - To document the nature and extent of social inequality in food and food poverty in Northern Ireland using existing data; - To identify and assess current policy responses to food poverty in Northern Ireland; - To identify priority areas and make recommendations for current and future policy; - To heighten awareness at both strategic and operational level of the issue of food poverty and the implications for public health and stimulate action on the same; and - To provide clearer understanding and create opportunities for an all island collaboration to tackle food poverty.
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Public Health Alliance for the Island of Ireland (PHA). (2007) Food Poverty: Fact or Fiction [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/3754 [Accessed: 24th March 2017].
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