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NEWS IN FOCUS | Over Eight Million Brits Struggling To Put Food On The Table

22nd February 2017
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NEWS IN FOCUS | Over Eight Million Brits Struggling To Put Food On The Table

Over eight million brits are living in households which are struggling to put food on the table. That’s according to new research carried out ahead of a new nation-wide imitative which aims to be feeding over a million more people by 2020.

During this week’s News In Focus with Craig Priest, we’ll hear more on the finding which also show that in our region over thirty-thousand adults turned to emergency food banks between April 2015 and March 2016.

Dr Carrie Ruxton, an award-winning dietician, and leading food psychologist Greg Tucker are this weeks featured guests, as they explain more about the “Flavoursome Foods” project and give their views on how people can get the most value and nutrition for their money.

Greg said “proper planning makes all the difference in life and it allows people to not overspend, but to spend effectively. Only ten per cent of people in British supermarkets are actually turning up with a shopping list – and that means ninety per cent of people are just standing there being influenced by what’s available on the shelves. So a little bit of planning allows you then to prepare some recipes, and then actually it isn’t expensive”

Also featuring this week as we round up more charity and community news, we’ll discover more about Mansfield MP Alan Meale’s call to support stroke survivors in our area, The Everyone Active Leisure Centre Group call for people to participate in a charity swim, The Pentagon Motors donate two-thousand-pounds to the Kings Mill Hospital Children’s Ward and there’s more on a Mansfield Based Company’s plan to improve local business’ digital profile, whilst creating jobs for the areas youngsters

All of that and much more this Thursday (23rd February) with Craig Priest from 6pm

 

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