"Two keywords appear in definitions of food literacy – ‘knowledge and skills.’"
"The Food Literacy for Life Study (2013) describes “a set of skills and attributes that help people sustain the daily preparation of healthy, tasty, affordable meals for themselves and their families.” Knowledge of food security and local food further explains food literacy."
Janet K. (Ontario)
"As a culinary historian I'm shocked at how little food literacy the youth (and adults) have today. Health costs could easily be offset by food and nutrition skill. Also, the more we know about food the more important sustainability becomes."
Laura B. (Ontario)
"I see this as an essential life skill that is being lost and is having an increasingly negative impact on society as a whole. This curriculum would cost a faction of what health care and social costs will be without rebuilding healthy food preparation and family meal connections."
Sarah G. (Ontario)
"I think all students should have equal opportunities to learn this important information!"
Time to Get Cooking!
These farm groups are building lifelong customers by teaching kids how to help themselves in the kitchen
OHEA is featured in this article that focuses on food literacy and includes information about the OHEA petition and Homegrown, including two recipes from the book!
CBC News speaks to OFA General Manager Neil Currie about their Six by Sixteen campaign.
OHEA is proud to be mentioned as a supporter!
March 24, 2015
CBC Radio - Ottawa Morning
Interview with Joe Westheimer, PhD – Faculty of Education Professor at the University of Ottawa
The need for Home Economics - hear the argument for a return to home economics in schools.
Mandatory Food and Nutrition Class Would Help Ontario Health, Group Says
Mary Carver, P.H.Ec., talks to CBC News about the importance of food literacy and the OHEA petition...
'Make Something Out of Nothing'
Food literacy among youth, young pregnant women and young parents who are at risk for poor health.
A locally driven collaborative project funded by Public Health Ontario 2013.