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Food Literacy: Shaping the Health of Children and Youth

Date: June 9, 2020

Nutrition Connections co-hosted this workshop with Dr. Jess Hanes with support from a Canadian Institutes of Health knowledge and dissemination grant, with additional support from The Helderleigh Foundation.  Our goal was to bring researchers, program implementors and others together to identify priorities to shape the food literacy agenda for research, policy and practice in Canada. Activities included a pre-workshop survey and workshop designed to initiate a plan to advance food literacy priorities through collaborative and collective action starting in 2020 and beyond. The workshop was attended by 50 people including representatives of government and non-government organizations, dietitians, students, and funders. A number of critical food literacy research, policy and program priorities were identified. A food literacy network, that could be centrally coordinated by Nutrition Connections was identified as a potential opportunity to build consensus and create actionable initiatives to advance the top food literacy priorities identified to benefit the health and well-being of children, youth and families. 

You can access the recording of the presentations here:

Speakers Include:

Karen Gough, Nutrition Connections

Lynn Roblin, Nutrition Connections

Dr. Jess Haines, University of Guelph

Dr. Corinna Hawkes, University of London

Speakers Include:

Dr. Joyce Slater, University of Manitoba

Dr. Charlene Elliott, University of Calgary

Speakers include:

Janet Nezon, Rainbow Plate

Andrew Fleet, Growing Chefs

Karen Coulson, BC Centre for Disease Control

For a full summary of the day’s events please explore the below resources:

This event was co-sponsored by The Helderleigh Foundation and CIHR.

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