Our findings suggest that benefit levels do not allow low-income families to budget for healthy food for their children. We now urge the Government to undertake a comprehensive assessment of benefits - as an integral part of their health promotion activity - to determine the level of benefit required to provide children with a healthy diet.
The spectre of malnutrition must not become an accepted part of poor children's daily lives.
Programme Director - UK/Europe
Save the Children (UK)
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