Growing Chefs! Ontario: The time has come for teaching ​‘food literacy’ in schools

The time has come for teaching ​‘food literacy’ in schools

Toronto Star – School meals and food literacy — our knowledge and skills regarding food — are not partisan issues. We’re counting on all parties to act together.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2022

Contributors Peggy O’Neil, from the Middlesex London Food Policy Council and Alicia Martin, PhD candidate at the University of Guelph, shared an Op-ed with the Toronto Star, published on May 30th, 2022 on the importance of food literacy and the bold steps the incoming Ontario government could take to move forward with food policy and resources. 

All four of Ontario’s main political parties are showing leadership when it comes to school food and food literacy’ — our knowledge and skills in relation to food.

As researchers who study the impacts of school food programs and food literacy, we are excited about this momentum. Food literacy provides young people with tools to actualize their health and well-being and to participate in food systems. Access to nutritious food supports the well-being of children and youth, and helps make sure they are ready to learn.”

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