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Thursday, November 15 • 10:30am - 11:05am
Population-level food literacy policies and interventions

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This presentation will provide a mix of scientific findings, evidence-informed recommendations, and practical considerations about population-level food literacy interventions and conducting research with government stakeholders. Specifically, the presentation will examine:
  1. The national policy landscape in Canada as it pertains to food literacy and opportunities to evaluate the impacts on dietary practices. (Vanderlee)
  2. Findings from the Skills Study evaluating a mass media campaign to promote food literacy. Recommendations for cross-sector partnerships and impacts of the Eat Well Campaign (Food Skills) on Canadian parents will be discussed. (Fernandez)

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Melissa Fernandez

PhD Candidate, Université Laval
Melissa Fernandez is a member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec and is the Associate editor / French Editor for the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. Melissa has contributed to international research projects in Barbados and Ghana and has worked... Read More →
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Dr. Lana Vanderlee

CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Dr. Lana Vanderlee is a CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. Her research interests broadly examine the impact of food environment policies and interventions on diet and health behaviours. Her current postdoctoral... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:05am EST