Food literacy : what is it and does it influence what we eat?

Vidgen, Helen A. (2014) Food literacy : what is it and does it influence what we eat? PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


"Food literacy" has emerged as a term to describe the everyday practicalities needed for healthy eating. It is increasingly used in policy, practice, research and in the public arena. This thesis empirically defined the term, identified its components, and developed models of its relationship to nutrition and health. Food literacy was examined from two perspectives; that of food experts and that of individuals using the case study of young people experiencing disadvantage. The research provides a common language and conceptualisation of food literacy which is being used by governments, policy-makers and practitioners to guide investment and practice.

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ID Code: 66720
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Gallegos, Danielle & Daniels, Lynne
Keywords: food literacy, nutrition, cooking, food skills, youth, disadvantage, public health, young people, preparation
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2014 04:44
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 00:44

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