Measuring food poverty in Ireland: Developing a food poverty indicator

Date: Tuesday October 16, 2012

Venue: St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Time: 10am-1pm

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Aim of the workshop

The event will launch a briefing document which examines the implications of a new food poverty indicator drawing on new research. The study involved analysis of data in the 2006 to 2010 Surveys on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) to construct the new indicator. The findings are used to profile the groups vulnerable to food poverty and identify the risk factors.

The event will provide a closer examination of the new food poverty indicator and discuss its impact on health and health inequality in Ireland. In addition, the event will examine where food poverty fits in relation to Government policy around nutrition and health, facilitating a wider discussion around what actions need to be taken at both national and local level.

Who should attend?

The event will be of interest to all those working in food poverty related areas from community groups, health bodies, non-governmental agencies, government departments and academia.

St. Andrews Resource Centre