Food Literacy Strategies and Interventions: What are the barriers to implementation?
Date: March 7th, 2019
As interest in food literacy grows, public health and education research has expanded to explore its conceptualizations, attributes, and measurement. However, less is known about its implementation, and the range of factors that might promote or prevent food literacy’s uptake. An improved understanding of these factors is key to developing and evaluating impactful educational interventions that will empower individuals to make informed choices about food and nutrition.
In this webinar, Emily Truman from the University of Calgary will explore food literacy interventions from the perspective of implementation–specifically, the factors that may limit uptake–in order to shed light on how to improve the promotion of food literacy skills. We will also hear from Erin Beagle, Executive Director of Roots to Harvest, who will share her insights and experiences addressing barriers while implementing food literacy programs in children and youth. By attending this session, you will:
- Hear about the methodology used to identify barriers, and the findings of a comprehensive review of existing literature;
- Learn about the specific barriers to implementing food literacy at the individual, school and community level;
- Explore (and provide valuable feedback about) where these barriers intervene in the relationship between food knowledge, food attitudes and food behaviours, in order to better understand how to reduce their impact and promote food literacy.