Aotearoa, land of the long wide bare cupboard: Food insecurity in New Zealand
Aotearoa, the land of the long wide bare cupboard/Food insecurity in New Zealand is available now for download.
- Part 1: Fat, famished or starved in a land of plenty?, by Professor Elaine Rush.
This paper explains what food poverty is, how many children are affected, and discusses some of the negative consequences. Elaine puts forth some potential solutions within the framework of a proposed national strategy to address access and supply.
- Part 2: Living with hunger: How families manage when things are tight, by Dr Rebekah Graham.
This paper details some of the realities and responses to hunger faced by everyday New Zealanders doing their best to get by on insufficient incomes.
- Part 3: Children’s experience of food insecurity in New Zealand, by Dr Sarah Gerritsen.
This paper uses research conducted by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner to describe what it is like for children in New Zealand who grow up in food-insecure households.
- Part 4: Food insecurity and Maori: research, rhetoric, racism and rights, by Christina McKerchar, BCApSc, MSc with distinction.
This paper focuses on the high rates of Māori food insecurity and argues that several different strategies must be implemented to address the impact of food insecurity for Maori children.
This paper focuses on how Food insecurity affects the health and wellbeing of young people in New Zealand and shows how having easy access to an adequate supply of nutritious foods is critical to the healthy development of our children and adolescents.
- Part 6: An outbreak of hunger: the spread of food insecurity in a time of Covid-19, by CPAG researcher Caitlin Neuwelt-Kearns, BA(Hons), MA.
This paper focuses on the challenges that New Zealanders faced – and continue to face – to provide enough, appropriate food to feed themselves and their families as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
- Part 7: We can build the Zero Hunger Generation in our new COVID-19 World, by Becky Little and Laurie Wharemate-Keung (MNZM) from Eat Right Be Bright and Feed the Need.
This paper explains that to create the foundation for the Zero Hunger Generation, it is imperative now that new Free and Healthy School Lunch Programme is implemented in the right way.