Received: 7 December 2020
Accepted: 13 May 2021
First Online: 9 July 2021
: Ethical approval was not required for this study. Data were obtained from news articles retrieved from Factiva, an online database of media sources.
: Not applicable.
: JA and MW report grants from the Medical Research Council, The Health Foundation and National Institute for Health Research during the conduct of the study. MW is a member of the Expert Advisory Group of the Food Foundation, a Community Interest Company in the UK that is leading work on food insecurity, including coordinating an ongoing independent inquiry into childhood food insecurity, led by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger and Food Poverty. During the conduct of the study, MW was also a special adviser for the House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment. JA and MW make monthly donations to the Trussell Trust, which supports food banks in the UK. HF volunteered with a Trussell Trust foodbank in 2017. HF previously worked for a market research company, which conducts research on behalf of many companies, including those from the food and drink industry. All authors have conducted research on dietary public health, health inequalities and food insecurity. The authors declare no other conflicts of interest.