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Letters The BMJ Appeal 2020-21

Food poverty should not be allowed to continue—government action is needed

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 05 February 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n343
  1. Michael Craig Watson, trustee,
  2. John Lloyd, honorary vice president
  1. Institute of Health Promotion and Education, PO Box 7409, Lichfield WS14 4LS, UK
  1. mcwatson100{at}

The BMJ Appeal has the potential to substantially and immediately improve food insecurity and children’s health.1 Early last year the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s report, State of Child Health 2020, painted a bleak picture of child health in the UK,23 and since then the covid-19 pandemic has intensified many difficulties that families face.4

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