Dr. Joyce Slater from the University of Manitoba has launched a new Food Literacy Progression for Children and Youth, providing an organizational framework for food literacy development from ages 2-18 years.

The Food Literacy Progression is a tool that can be used to develop food education programs that build knowledge, attitudes and skills progressively, in schools or community-based learning settings. It can also be used to emphasize the importance and range of food-related capabilities in human development.

The 12-page document categorizes food literacy skills through three competencies:

  • Functional Competencies (confidence and empowerment with food) – Nutrition; Food Skills; Being an Informed Consumer; Food Origins; Food Safety & Hygiene; Obtaining Food
  • Relational Competencies (joy and meaning through food) – Eating & Cooking with Others; Positive Relationships with Food; Food & Culture
  • Systems Competencies (equity and sustainability for food systems) – Social Justice; Food & Environmental Sustainability

Access the Food Literacy Progression on the FANLit website in the Seeds of Learning section. It can be accessed online (with hyperlinks to referenced documents) or downloaded as a printable booklet.

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