Food Literacy

Food literacy programs at Access Alliance aim to address “deskilling” (the loss of food preparation skills) and the series of complex factors that influence food choices and dietary habits, The goal is to increase clients’ confidence and support them in making positive changes and improving health outcomes.

The Locally Driven Collaborative Project, a team of 16 health units across Ontario supported by Public Health Ontario, has made a call to action (PDF) to advance food literacy in order to:

  • Facilitate chronic disease prevention
  • Promote healthy growth and child development
  • Contribute to the health of children and youth through working with schools and community partners

Access Alliance welcomes this call to action to adopt the food literacy framework as the foundation for healthy eating programs and services. Some of ways we advance this cause include: