Are you Food Literate?

Food literacy is a set of skills and attributes that help people with the daily preparation of healthy, tasty, affordable meals for them and their families. ... It includes an understanding of why we make the food choices that we do and the importance of enjoying food and eating.


So how does it all fit together? 

OK, let's ask some big questions.

Can I choose, grow, prepare and enjoy some healthy foods?

Can I utilize fresh, raw ingredients in my cooking?

Do I know the source of my foods?

Do I understand the impacts of my food choices on: my health, the environment and the economy?
Each choice can: be the most nutritious I can find, affect the environment positively, assist in climate change care plans, help my local economy.

That's a lot to ask of ourselves. But so worthwhile!

Food Literacy Breakdown

It is a set of skills and attributes that help people sustain the daily preparation of healthy, tasty, affordable meals for themselves and their families.

It builds resilience, because it includes food skills (techniques, knowledge and planning ability), the confidence to improvise and problem-solve, and the ability to access and share information.

It requires external support with healthy food access and living conditions, broad learning opportunities and positive socio-cultural environments.