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Government attacked for ignoring expert advice on nutrition in food parcels

Defra and Public Health England denied responsibility for meals sent to children and vulnerable adults during the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has been accused of a “shocking” disregard for the basic nutrition of the most vulnerable members of society during the pandemic by a group of leading food policy academics.A letter written by Tim Lang, professor of food policy at London’s City University, was sent early in the Covid-19 crisis to George Eustice, secretary of state for the environment, food and rural affairs, and Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England. Continue reading…