Sharp rise in foodbank use shows Scotland worst affected
A huge rise has been recorded in the number of food parcels handed out in Scotland, with one third of recipients children - but research suggests real picture could be even worse
A RECORD 60,000 referrals were made by Trussell Trust foodbanks in Scotland between April and September this year, fresh figures have revealed.
Across the UK, only the north-west of England saw more food parcels handed out.
Teachers trained to spot underfed children as food insecurity skyrockets
As cutbacks deepen, teachers are taught to spot malnutrition and hunger
TEACHERS throughout Scotland are to be issued advice on how to detect hunger and malnutrition in children, following a marked rise in food insecurity.
The guidance, which will be distributed next week, states that hunger "is moving from the exceptional to the more commonplace" among families in Scotland.