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Home Education Response to COVID-19 The devastating impact of food access on homeless and disadvantaged children

The devastating impact of food access on homeless and disadvantaged children

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On any given night, an estimated 20,000 children are homeless across Australia. The effect that these tumultuous circumstances can have on children cannot be underestimated, and this includes the food they have access to.

Not only do many homeless children not get enough to eat, but the food they do get access to often lacks sufficient nutrients. It’s well known that a diet high in salt, sugar and fat can lead to a host of poor health outcomes, but for children, those outcomes can be even more serious. Poor habits developed in childhood are likely to be taken into adulthood, and the pattern continues……………………………………………………..