Interview with Louise Giolitto
Growing up poor can affect a child throughout their life, even if they manage to find economic security as an adult.
“We especially know this about food. It costs money to eat healthy: it is actually becoming cheaper for families to eat fast food than to buy healthy fresh food," Ms Giolitto said.
“There’s definitely a correlation between people on low incomes and obesity and that impacts children.”
But, Ms Giolitto said, the picture wasn’t entirely grim. There were many families who, although poor, had homes filled with love.