Conference Board of Canada Report on Food Literacy

In October 2013, the Conference Board of Canada released a report titled: “What’s To Eat? Improving Food Literacy in Canada.” Please checkout the report CBofC Food Literacy. This is another testament that Food Literacy as a term is becoming more popularized, giving that much more evidence to the importance of this work. One thing I have noticed is that terminology has a complex relationship with research and initiatives. As mentioned previously, the adoption of Food Literacy as a title for my initial course was tied to Media Literacy, and its utilization of a critical thinking lens. As I navigate through research, and keep a keen eye on developments throughout the academic and food studies communities, I am aware of a distinct difference between Food Literacy representing having knowledge about food, and Food Literacy representing the aforementioned, plus having knowledge about the innumerable complex topics associated with food.

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