Food Access and Nutritional Health among Families in Emergency Homeless Accommodation

Food Access and Nutritional Health among Families in Emergency Homeless Accommodation

The study aimed to explore food poverty among families living in emergency homeless accommodation in the Dublin region, and the impact this has on the nutrition and health outcomes of parents and their children.
The study objectives were to:

  1. Understand the prevalence of food poverty among families experiencing homelessness who reside in emergency accommodation.
  2. Understand families’ access to food, storage, and cooking facilities in the context of emergency homeless accommodation.
  3. Explore the impact of homelessness and emergency accommodation on daily food habits, nutrition, health and well-being among parents and children.
  4. Consider family strategies in negotiating emergency homeless living situations.
  5. Make recommendations for policy-makers as well as front-line service providers to improve food security among families experiencing homelessness.
ORGANIZATION: Focus Ireland
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
LOCATION: Dublin, Ireland