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Grassroots Projects and Social Inclusion: Using Surplus Food to Facilitate Education, Reduce Deprivation and Achieve Sustainable Development

  • Anne Temple ClothierEmail author
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Abstract

Recognizing that adequate nutrition is vital for emotional and physical wellbeing, the chapter explores how access to food impacts not only on the physical and psychomotor development of children but also their academic achievement and subsequent life trajectories. While the English education system advocates an inclusive approach to schooling, the impact of food insecurity may prevent meaningful inclusion, and a failure to address it perpetuates inequality. This chapter provides insight into some of the changing professional practices, both formal and informal, as practitioners attempt to reduce the impact of food insecurity, develop meaningful inclusion in education, and respond to the Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations Association in 2018.

Keywords

Breakfast Food insecurity Food waste Food justice Movement Hunger Hungry Inclusion Inclusive Surplus food 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • David John Matheson
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Health, Education and Well-beingUniversity of WolverhamptonWalsallUK

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