Why am I writing about austerity on a food blog? Aren’t food blogs for foodies and people who love cooking? Shouldn’t I just stick to sharing recipes and giving culinary tips? Perhaps – but austerity affects a lot of people and eating healthily and exercising is something we all need to do. According to new reports, almost half of Britons will be obese by 2045 if current trends are not halted. A record number of primary school children are leaving school severely obese – more than 22,000 children! Is it possible that austerity is responsible for this trend?