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From nutrients to food literacy

Worsley, Anthony 2015, From nutrients to food literacy, Journal of home economics institute of Australia, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 13-21.

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Title From nutrients to food literacy
Author(s) Worsley, Anthony
Journal name Journal of home economics institute of Australia
Volume number 22
Issue number 3
Start page 13
End page 21
Total pages 9
Publisher Home Economics Institute of Australia
Place of publication Mount Waverley, Vic.
Publication date 2015-03-02
Summary This paper is based on a webinar broadcast by the Home Economics Institute of Australia in 2015. I should make clear at the outset that I will be discussing the academic literature, particularly that relating to nutrition education and foodliteracy that reports studies with measured outcomes. This may seem ‘last century’ to many Australian home economics teachers who long ago moved from teaching about nutrients to education about dietary practices. However, in nutrition science there has long been a fascination with the possible effects of education about nutrition on disease risks and outcomes. There has been an expectation among health researchers and governments that education should reduce disease risks and promote wellbeing among young people. I think this view is too narrow and unrealistic in contrast to more holistic approaches such as those of home economics and the emerging area of food literacy. In this brief overview I will discuss four areas to dowith the emerging area of food literacy education. First, I will discuss the emergence of a broader view of food and dietary patterns in the nutrition sciences and the reasons for this. Secondly, I will explore the competing assumptions behind ‘education’ versus those of ‘health promotion’ and public health, followed by different disciplinary views of the emerging area of food literacy with its emphasis on competencies. Finally, I will explore some interesting new developments in food literacy education.
Language eng
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920411 Nutrition
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Home Economics Institute of Australia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084527

Document type: Journal Article
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