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Letters Malnutrition and economic crisis

The rise of food poverty in the UK

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 03 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7157
  1. David Taylor-Robinson, Medical Research Council population health scientist1,
  2. Emeline Rougeaux, research assistant2,
  3. Dominic Harrison, director of public health3,
  4. Margaret Whitehead, Duncan professor of public health1,
  5. Ben Barr, senior clinical lecturer in applied public health1,
  6. Anna Pearce, Medical Research Council population health scientist2
  1. 1Department of Public Health and Policy, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GB, UK
  2. 2Centre for Policy Research, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
  3. 3Public Health Department, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Blackburn, UK
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García Rada highlights the rise in child poverty and child malnutrition in Catalonia, Spain, since the economic crisis.1 But closer to home, the number of malnutrition related admissions to hospital in England has doubled since 2008-09 (figure).2

Admissions related to malnutrition and number of people using food banks …

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