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Defining food literacy, its components, development and relationship to food intake : A case study of young people and disadvantage

Vidgen, Helen A. & Gallegos, Danielle (2012) Defining food literacy, its components, development and relationship to food intake : A case study of young people and disadvantage.

Abstract

This report documents the results of a qualitative study of young people experiencing disadvantage who are responsible for feeding themselves. The purpose of the study was to explore the knowledge, skills and behaviours they use in their day to day eating. The results of this study were considered alongside those of an earlier study of Australian food experts in order to develop a definition of food literacy, identify its components and propose a model for its relationship with diet quality and chronic disease. This young people's study also examined how young people's relationship with food developed and its relationship with the social determinants of health. This report will help practitioners working in food literacy better target their practice and investment.

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ID Code: 53786
Item Type: Report
Keywords: food literacy, nutrition, food, cooking, youth, disadvantage, young people, eating, chronic disease, homeless, social determinants
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (111100) > Public Nutrition Intervention (111104)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The authors.
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2012 09:32
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2013 17:46

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