Food Literacy: A Framework for Healthy Eating
To gain a better understanding of the meaning of food skills, The Locally Driven Collaborative Projects (LDCP) Healthy Eating Team identified and summarized the key attributes of food literacy. This is depicted in the Food Literacy Framework which includes eleven interconnected attributes, organized into the categories of food and nutrition knowledge, food skills, self-efficacy and confidence, food decisions, and other ecologic (external) factors such as income security and the food system.
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)
Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, Provincial (Ontario), Provincial (outside Ontario), National, International
chronic disease prevention, food access, food environment, food literacy, food safety, food security, food skills, food system, health equity, healthy eating, local food, nutrition education, policy, program, social determinants of health