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Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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Food literacy - How can it be described and measured?

Food literacy - How can it be described and measured?

Do you teach food skills or work in food literacy?  
Do you plan or deliver food literacy programs, including food skills, as a member of a health unit or other organization? 
Are you advocating for food literacy programming in communities and schools or interested in food literacy research and being involved in a current research project about measuring food literacy?
If yes, this webinar may interest you!

Fifteen health units are currently involved in a Locally Driven Collaborative Project (LDCP) to investigate food literacy measurement.  This research project, funded by Public Health Ontario (PHO), will lay the foundation to create a tool to measure food literacy and its attributes within the public health context. 
In this webinar, the LDCP team will share:
  • Preliminary results from the scoping review of current grey and published literature identifying the attributes of food literacy and food skills, and
  • The Delphi process which will be used to determine which attributes of food literacy are priorities, according to key informants. These attributes will be used for the evaluation tool development.
During the webinar you’ll hear more about the next steps for this project and whether you may be able to participate in the research going forward.

Elsie Azevedo Perry, M.Sc., RD, Public Health Nutritionist, Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Heather Thomas, RD, PhD, Public Health Dietitian, Middlesex-London Health Unit
Katherine Salter, PhD (c), Health Promotion, Faculty of Health and Rehabilitation Science, University of Western Ontario; Partner and Consultant, workHORSE Consulting


Making Something out of Nothing: Food literacy among youth, pregnant women and young parents who are at risk for poor health (2011)

LDCP healthy eating program description (2015)



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