Scotland Communities and society, Education and children's services, Welfare and equalities

Child food insecurity. What do we know, how do we know about it and what should be done to tackle it?


A lunch and learn event with Dr Flora Douglas

The Fairer Moray Forum is delighted that Dr Flora Douglas will be leading the second of their FREE lunch and learn events.

Flora will be discussing what we know and don’t know about childhood food insecurity in Scotland. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences of working with food insecure families and children and highlight their understanding of the impact of their work in addressing the issue.

This will be an informal lunch session (bring your lunch) with plenty of opportunity for attendees to participate, take part in discussion and ask questions. Places are limited so please book early.

Dr Flora Douglas is a Reader in Nursing who is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Flora has a background in public health, public health research and nursing. Her main research interests are concerned with the experience and impacts of household food insecurity on long term condition management, and, maternal and child health. This interest has developed in turn, from her long term interest in health inequalities and her research concerned with obesity and weight management.

Flora currently contributes to a number of national (including the Scottish Government) and local steering and advisory groups concerned with addressing household food insecurity and health in Scotland. Her particular focus is concerned with understanding and documenting the lived experience of food insecurity in respect of its impact on health and health care use, professional and policy responses to those, and the evaluation of interventions intended to address food insecurity.

Funded by Moray Foodbank