Samantha Punch

Children, food and care

Insight 22

Insight 22 - Children, food and care
Reviews the evidence about how food practices affect children in different care settings, drawing heavily from the experience of children in foster and residential care.

The use of food and food practices in residential care in Scotland - Ruth Emond, Samantha Punch

University of Stirling (February 2012)

Dr Samantha Punch

Dr Ruth Emond and Dr Samantha Punch speak about a research project that they were involved in around food practices in residential children's homes. The significance of food to both children and the adults in the home is discussed. The project involved a research fellow living alongside the children and the staff for just under a year. It also involved individual interviews and focus groups with children and staff.