It’s worth reminding ourselves that local food growing really does make a difference to people on low incomes — and there is evidence for this.
In 2007, the Low Income Diet and Nutrition Survey (LIDND) was published.
This was a major study was commissioned by the Food Standards Agency to compare the diets of people on low incomes with those in the regular National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS).
Men and women living in households that grew food consumed more fruit and vegetables than other men and women by more than 10%.
It makes a difference!
note: Images of Livingstone Road Allotments by Keith Bloomfield.