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