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Intake of micronutrients in Britain's poorest fifth has declined

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7091.1412 (Published 10 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1412
  1. Suzi Leather, Consultanta,
  2. Elizabeth Dowler, Lecturerb
  1. a National Food Alliance, London EC2A 2BH
  2. b Human Nutrition Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1H 0BT

    Editor—The Rome Declaration on World Food Security, adopted on 13 November 1996, affirms the “right of everyone to have access to safe and nutritious food, consistent with the right to adequate food and the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger.”1 Hunger and inadequate food intakes are not confined to developing countries; poor people in Britain have also experienced a decline in food security over the past decade. The report Low Income, Food, Nutrition and Health: Strategies for Improvement …

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