Holiday Hunger Schemes

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:15 pm on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield 3:15 pm, 6th November 2018

Many Members have just come back from the church service to commemorate 100 years since the cessation of the first world war. Does my hon. Friend recall, from learning history, that it was only when we started recruiting soldiers for the first world war that the extent of malnutrition in this country’s children as they reached 18 was realised? Nutrition was below the standard of any other country in the Commonwealth. Has my hon. Friend, with her community groups, looked at how good the data is on the effect of poor diet in the holidays on children’s overall health? Are GPs and clinical commissioning groups monitoring that?