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Questioning the Link between Income and Adequate Diets: How to Make Myth a Reality?

This article explores SPRING's experience testing the assumption that household incomes increase, nutrition – or, at least, diet – improves, right? After all, food is a basic requirement and logic suggests that food-insecure households will put extra income towards additional food, resulting in better diets. At least, that’s the theory. In practice, however, the link is not that straightforward and when higher incomes do lead to better diets, it is most often not right away.

UNSCN NEWS - July 15, 2018