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Thursday, November 15 • 9:35am - 10:10am
What is Food Literacy and How is it Measured?

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Theme: Unpacking food literacy in a complex food environment
Hear about the research that has been conducted by the Locally Driven Collaborative Project (LCDP) to conceptualize and measure food literacy in Ontario.

In 2016, the LCDP Healthy Eating team of public health practitioners conducted a scoping review and identified 15 attributes of food literacy organized into five categories. This work has been published in the Journal of Public Health Nutrition. A subsequent Delphi was implemented involving several rounds of questions to obtain opinion from practitioners and experts working in food literacy on the validity, relevance and importance of the food literacy attributes most appropriate in the public health context (this study has been submitted for publication).

Currently, the LDCP team is working with a research team from the University of Toronto to develop and test a tool to measure food literacy with high-risk groups of youth (aged 16 to 19 years), young parents, and pregnant women (aged 16 to 25 years). The LDCP has had several opportunities to work collaboratively both nationally and internationally to provide input on the development of other food literacy indicators and questions.

avatar for Elsie Azevedo Perry, RD, MSc

Elsie Azevedo Perry, RD, MSc

Public Health Nutritionist, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Elsie Azevedo Perry has a BSc from the University of Alberta and a MSc from the University of Saskatchewan, specializing in Community/Public Health Nutrition. A Public Health RD for 19 years and has conducted practice-based research and evaluation in food security, school nutrition... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 9:35am - 10:10am EST