 Please answer questions/tick boxes as needed.
 There are just 15 questions -no more than 5 mins!

*If you did this survey on paper from your child's school you do not need to do it again*
Participant Information: I would like to invite you to take part in this study but before you decide please read this information. 
What is the purpose of this study? Food is central to our well-being, our relationships and our health. But at times providing a nutritious diet for yourself and your family can be hard when food prices are high. This survey explores families’ experiences around accessing and eating food in York. It will talk about food costs and issues accessing enough food for you and your family. 
Who is doing the study?
The York Food Poverty Alliance (YFPA) led by Madeleine Power, is doing this study. The Alliance aims to assist families afford and access food in York.

Who is being asked to participate? or Why have I been asked to participate?
We are asking all parents with children at primary schools in York to participate. As a parent with a child at a York primary school, you have been asked to participate.
Do I have to take part? 
Participation is entirely voluntary. You are free to decline. If you do accept, you will be asked to tick a consent box at the end.
What will be involved if I take part in this study? 
You will be asked to complete a short survey on your experience of food and food affordability in York. The survey will be sent to you by the school your child attends. You can either complete the survey online or complete a paper copy that can be returned to your child’s school.
What are the advantages/benefits and disadvantages/risks of taking part?
There are no expected risks. We hope to contribute to local knowledge about food and people’s experiences around food in York.  If a need for change is identified the YFPA will set up projects to address food and affordability issues, and campaign for change to improve the lives of people in York.
Can I withdraw from the study at any time? 
You will be able to withdraw at any point until you submit your survey either online or by paper copy, without having to give a reason and without any negative consequences. As the information you are providing is anonymous, the researchers will not be able to identify your individual questionnaire responses once they have been submitted. This means that you will be unable to withdraw from the study at this point and your data may still be used in the research. Any data that is used in the research will remain anonymous at all times.
Will the information I give be kept confidential? 
Yes. The survey will be completely anonymous carried out in accordance with data protection protocols . Data will be password protected and kept on a secure network at the site with access to only the lead researcher and the research assistant. No names or identifying features of individual schools will be used.
What will happen to the results of the study? 
The results will contribute to a report and to an academic paper on food and food affordability in York. The results will also inform the design and location of projects addressing families in York.
Who has reviewed this study? 
This study has been reviewed by the University of York Health Sciences' Research Governance Committee.

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* 1. Which of the following items do you consider the most unaffordable?
Please select just ONE answer.

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* 2. How often do you and your household eat fresh
fruit and/or vegetables?

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* 3. How often do you and your household eat
processed and/or microwave foods?

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* 6. How much does your household spend on food each week? (Drinks included: milk, juice, squash etc but NOT alcohol.)

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* 8. Do you have any further comments on food in York?

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* 9. Name of child’s school

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* 10. Number of children in your
household

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* 11. Number of adults in your
household

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* 12. In which of these ways does your household occupy its current address?

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* 13. Which of the 5 groups below represents your total household income from all jobs (full and part time), all tax credits, all benefits, and all other
sources and earnings after tax when, all income is added together?
Please select just ONE group.

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* 14. Do you consent for the information above to be used anonymously in a
report on food in York?

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* 15. Please provide contact details if you would be interested in participating in a workshop on food and affordability in York:

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