Health Start fruit & veg
MP Briefing

Nourishing the Nation: Healthy Start and Fruit and Veg

Nutrition in a child's early years is crucial for development, laying the foundations for lifelong well-being. However, almost a quarter (23.6%) of UK households with pre-school children under four experience food insecurity.

Disparities in consumption of healthy foods are worsening with 60% of households experiencing food insecurity are cutting back on purchasing fruit, while 44% are cutting back on vegetables and 52% on dairy and eggs.

This briefing highlights the swift action required to breakdown the barriers hindering families from providing adequate nutrition to their children.

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