Middle income families struggling to put food on the table



Research by Dr Sue Kleve from the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food shows middle income families are struggling to put food on the table.

Story courtesy: Herald Sun

Middle income families are among those having trouble putting food on the table at times because of stretched budgets, research has found.

A study involving Melbourne households discovered some mums reduce their own portion sizes or skip meals when money is tight so children don’t go without.

Others relentlessly chase grocery specials at different stores and host occasional “bring a plate” dinners with friends to manage, the Monash University investigation revealed.

Research published in The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found food insecurity was not restricted to people on the lowest incomes, and could extend to those considered middle class.

Food insecurity is described as limited or uncertain access to enough nutritious food.

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Original research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health