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Food Literacy: From Concept to Practice
February 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
How does “Food Literacy” relate to “Health Literacy” and how do you implement it in practice? This webinar will showcase the topic of food literacy and present two current food literacy initiatives in British Columbia (Farm to School BC and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program).
The webinar will begin with a background and introduction by Irv Rootman, Chair of the B.C. Health Literacy Networks. This will be followed by a discussions on Food Literacy—an evolving sub-concept of health literacy — by Doris Gillis, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Human Nutrition at St. Francis Xavier University, Food Literacy in Classrooms by Richard Han, Provincial Manager of Farm to School BC program and the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Coupon Program by Peter LeBlanc, Program Manager of BC Association of Farmer’s Market, and finally, a Q & A session.