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Exploring Food Literacy and Dietary Resilience in Youth

Date: October 11th, 2018

Location: Online

Link to webinar slides

NRC is gearing up for our Fall Forum with this new webinar as part of our Unpacking Food Literacy series. This series is designed to capture promising and best practices in food literacy program delivery, described by researchers and community practitioners about their communities and target populations.

This presentation will take you on a journey that will explore the concept of food literacy and dietary resilience as it relates to young people. It will pay particular attention to working with young people living with disadvantage.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will hear from an international expert on food literacy who will share learnings from research with youth about defining food literacy and understanding their relationships with and perspectives of food. This session is intended to help participants to:

  1. understand how youth navigate the complex food environment;
  2. determine what being “good with food” means, and if this changes depending on context;
  3. find out where young people learn about food, and if necessity is really the “mother of invention”;
  4. explore their own preconceived notions about food literacy and what it means to youth;
  5. determine what the outcomes of developing food literacy are and what we want as health professionals; and
  6. provide food for thought when planning food literacy interventions for youth.

About our Presenter:

Danielle Gallegos (BSc., Grad Dip Diet & Nut., PhD, FDAA) 

Danielle Gallegos is a social nutritionist and Professor at Queensland University of Technology where she is the discipline leader for nutrition and dietetics and the Director for International Engagement and Recruitment. She currently coordinates Dietetic Honours students. She is a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia and has worked in all areas of nutrition and dietetics including acute care, foodservice, private practice and for the last 15 years in public health nutrition. She teaches public and community nutrition and undertakes research related to the nexus between nutrition and social justice. Her special areas of interest are developing nutrition and dietetics as a profession in Vietnam, food security, food literacy and supporting breastfeeding through the use of innovative technologies. She is currently supervising 10 PhD students, three of whom are from Vietnam.

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


This webinar will be pre-recorded and will made available to registrants shortly before 12pm on Thursday October 11, 2018. 

Registrants are encouraged to submit questions by Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 so that they can be addressed by the presenter at the time of the recording. Please include your question when you register and/or contact Lynn Roblin at
Links to Research:

Reference of interest to participants of this webinar: Vidgen, Helen A. & Gallegos, Danielle (2012) Defining food literacy, its components, development and relationship to food intake : A case study of young people and disadvantage. Available from:


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