Food Literacy: Shaping the Health of Children and Youth
Date: June 9th, 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:
Karen Gough, Nutrition Connections
Lynn Roblin, Nutrition Connections
Dr. Jess Haines, University of Guelph
Dr. Corinna Hawkes, University of London
Dr. Joyce Slater, University of Manitoba
Dr. Charlene Elliott, University of Calgary
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.