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A Call to Action for Healthy Eating: Using a Food Literacy Framework for Public Health Program Planning, Policy, and Evaluation

Created by the Locally Driven Collaborative Project (LDCP) team, the Call to Action describes LCDP research to date, the five categories and key attributes of food literacy, and the link between food literacy and the modernized Ontario Public Health Standards. Five recommendations are provided, with the goal to use the food literacy framework as an evidence-informed approach for public health programs, services, and policies that address healthy eating. Examples of food literacy in action within the public health context are also provided.

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July 1, 2017


Locally Driven Collaborative Project Healthy Eating Team




Cafeteria/Canteen, Children's Service/Child Care, Community Garden, Community Kitchen, Community-at-large, Farmers Market, Food Bank, Grocery/Retail, Home, Long-term Care, Mobile Vending, Primary Care, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise, School, Workplace


Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)


Chronic Disease Prevention, Food Environment, Food Literacy, Food Preparation & Handling, Food Safety, Food Security & Access to Food, Food Systems & Local Food, Health Equity, Healthy Eating




Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, Provincial (Ontario), Provincial (outside Ontario), National


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