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ERIC Number: EJ1113230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1923-1857
The Role and Status of Food and Nutrition Literacy in Canadian School Curricula
Anderson, Heather; Falkenberg, Thomas
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v62 n1 p87-109 Spr 2016
The obesity epidemic in North America has given greater attention to food and nutrition literacy in Canadian schools. However, the review of relevant literature on food and nutrition literacy reveals quite a range of understandings of what such literacy means. This raises the question of what understanding of food and nutrition literacy is actually represented in Canadian curriculum documents, considering that it is the curriculum that primarily drives teaching and learning in schools? Using a document analysis approach, the study reported upon in this article enquires into this very question. While the study finds a range of conceptualizations represented across provinces, territories and subject areas, it identifies the preferred framing of food and nutrition literacy as being related to food consumption and health at the individual level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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