This is a briefing by Public Health Scotland on the links between food poverty and health inequalities, as well as local and national actions that can be taken to address it. Food poverty is preventable. It is a consequence of the socioeconomic and environmental context in which people live and has negative health and economic outcomes, as well as social and psychological impacts. In this briefing, in addition to this explanation of the issue, Public Health Scotland also gives recommendations on key actions that need to be taken.
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