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Welfare Cuts will result in unhealthy diets and long-term health problems

Study shows it is up to 10 times cheaper to eat a poor diet.  Cuts in social welfare and child benefit, as recommended in the McCarthy report, will result in unhealthy diets and long-term health problems. That’s according to Healthy Food for All (HFfA), which today held a media and political briefing in Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin 2. The briefing focused on findings from a scientific study by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in relation to the affordability of healthy diets for low-income households.

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