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NRC Webinar - Food literacy Among Teens, Millennials & Parents— The Latest Insights

NRC Webinar - Food literacy Among Teens, Millennials & Parents— The Latest Insights

In 2016, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), along with an advisory committee consisting of the Nutrition Resource Centre at the Ontario Public Health Association, the Ontario Home Economics Association, AgScape and Farm and Food Care Ontario, undertook research to gain a better understanding of food literacy among Ontario consumers. Three specific consumer groups were targeted: parents with children at home, early millennials, and teenagers.

In this webinar, Tyler Brooks of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture will share the results of this recent research on meal planning and preparation; food purchasing behaviours and skills transfer; where Ontarians source their food information and knowledge; and local food knowledge. Tyler will cover interesting findings from this research, such as how much time Ontario parents spent preparing meals during a typical week, teens knowledge about planning and preparing a healthy meal, and how millennials learn about food and how to cook. The results of this provincial food literacy research can be used for developing effective food literacy programs and resources, and as an aid for future messaging surrounding food literacy for Ontarians.

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) along with an advisory committee,
including the Nutrition Resource Centre – Ontario Public Health Association, Ontario Home Economics Association, AgScape and Farm and Food Care Ontario, all have an interest in understanding the current state of food literacy in Ontario. This project received financial support from the Government of Ontario in partnership with the Greenbelt Fund.


Speaker: Tyler Brooks, Director of Digital Communications, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Tyler is the Director of Digital Communications for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), working out of the OFA head office in Guelph, Ontario. He is also the Project Manager of OFA’s Six by Sixteen food literacy initiative and was the Project Lead for OFA’s recently conducted Food Literacy Attitude and Awareness Research Study. He is responsible for the management, development and distribution of creative content for the OFA and Six by Sixteen digital media platforms.

This webinar will be moderated by Lynn Roblin, Senior Policy Consultant, Nutrition Resource Centre. 

Read the research summary report here