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ERIC Number: EJ1209112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Focusing on the Literacy in Food Literacy: Practice, Community, and Food Sovereignty
Renwick, Kerry; Powell, Lisa Jordan
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v111 n1 p24-30 Feb 2019
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals in home economics and allied fields have a long history of fostering increased knowledge and skills related to food; in recent decades, interest in providing food education has grown among practitioners in many other fields and contexts. Along with this expansion of providers and opportunities for food education has come increased interest in analyzing and evaluating food literacy in the literature representing several disciplines--from home economics to public health to geography to sociology to food studies. This article discusses a common thread appearing in food literacy definitions and the scholarly attention being paid to them: an overwhelming emphasis on food, with far less attention being paid to literacy.
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Language: English
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