Food literacy is increasingly recognized as an important influence on eating patterns. (1, 2) Currently, there is no reliable tool to measure food literacy. The absence of a measurement tool along with a limited shared understanding of the comprehensive nature of food literacy makes it challenging for nutrition practitioners to assess the impact of food literacy programs or services on eating behaviours.

To inform the development of a measurement tool, the Locally Driven Collaborative Project (LDCP) team, consisting of members from 16 health units in Ontario, conducted a Scoping Review and a consensus building technique called Delphi to identify the key attributes of food literacy and to develop an evidence-informed definition and framework.


Published by Public Health Ontario (PHO)
Written by Locally Driven Collaborative Project (LDCP)


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