Children worried about having enough to eat

45% of children aged 7-11, and 26% of young people 12-18 answering a national survey said they worry about having enough to eat.

The survey by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales asked 7873 children and young people their views on a range of issues.

There were also 876 responses from parents.

Children’s concerns were echoed by parents: 36% of parents said that they worry about their children having enough food.

Almost two-thirds (61%) of children aged 7-11 worried about their families not having enough money for the things they need, as did a majority (52%) of children aged 12-18.

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