Food insecurity, a growing problem in Spain due to the pandemic

 

 

 


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According to a study by One Poll for Herbalife Nutrition and the international NGO Feed the Children, 44% of Spaniards have experienced food insecurity for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic and 4 out of 5 have missed some food due to lack of physical or economic access to food. Far from ending this uncertainty, 2 out of 10 Spaniards believe that their food insecurity will be prolonged more than 6 months after the end of the pandemic

Food insecurity or lack of adequate physical, social or economic access to food, according to FAO, is one of the impacts of the pandemic crisis and a growing problem in Spain. According to a survey conducted by One Poll for Herbalife Nutrition and the NGO Feed the Children carried out 9,000 people from 21 countries with annual incomes below $100,000 (approximately €83,000), 34% of the Spaniards have ever faced food insecurity and, of them, 44% experienced it for the first time during the start of the pandemic. This data is superior in those who suffered this problem before the pandemic, in particular more than half of the respondents (54%).

 

Of those who have faced food insecurity, 45 per cent claim that food has been leapt personally, 65% claims to have started buying cheaper food, 4 out of 10 say go to different and more affordable stores of price, and 39% manifest to have reduced the amount of food you buy at once.

As for the food and nutrition problems they have experienced during the pandemic, almost 3 out of 10 points out the lack of money to buy all the necessary food (29%), followed by impossibility of a balanced diet (27%), the lack of safe options to get food, for the effect of crowding by collecting essential products in the establishment (26%)and the lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables (23%). On the other hand, 27% declare that they did not have food or nutrition problems during this period.

Asked by the ability to maintain a healthy and balanced diet during the pandemic, 35% of Spaniards declare that it has been more difficult to bring this type of food; the same percentage that ensures to strive for proper feeding. In addition, more than half (55%) argues that one of the impediments to a diet that fits dietary recommendations is the high price of healthy food, and the 38% indicate that, in addition to having gone to the supermarket for the pandemic, it cannot store fresh foods.

Other reasons suggested by respondents who prevent them from carrying a healthy diet are the disdain to cook, comfort, lack of time to prepare elaborate meals, the haste of day to day, the impossibility of eating at home, the taste or preference for junk food. In addition, lack of information plays an important role, as Only 28% of respondents say they feel well informed about the type of food they should eat to carry a healthy and balanced diet. Todo sobre Apple, Mac e Iphone

Of the respondents, the 61% are parentsso their concern is not only for themselves: for those who have experienced food insecurity, 47% are concerned that their children have long-term health consequences as a result of food insecurity during the pandemic.

Although the children of 84% of the respondents are physically going to school and nearly 7 out of 10 parents trust school meals. as a way to ensure proper intake of healthy foods, 41% are concerned that they do not receive all the nutrients they need because they do not have access to school meals while they are learning distance or online.

As a solution to ensure a balanced diet of children during the pandemic, half of the respondents She urged the Government to ease working hours so that parents could ensure that their children were adequately cooked, and 48 per cent believed it would be a good idea for schools to provide parents with recipes for easy and healthy meals.

Finally, the study reveals that 2 out of 10 Spaniards believe that their food insecurity will be prolonged more than 6 months after the end of the pandemic.

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Food insecurity, a growing problem in Spain due to the pandemic

Food insecurity, a growing problem in Spain due to the pandemic

According to a study by One Poll for Herbalife Nutrition and the international NGO Feed the Children, 44% of Spaniards have experienced food insecurity for the

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