Food Literacy Working Group

Since the Community Food Security Roadmap process was undertaken in 2011, there has been growing recognition of food literacy as a core required competency in the region. As a reflection of its importance, the Good Food Network has also identified Food Literacy as one of its three key strategic impact areas.  Our region's Food Literacy Working group was initiated by community nutritionists, community food organizations, the CRFAIR Food Literacy Coordinator, and a group of supportive funders who banded together with academics and researchers to complete a series of studies targeting increased understanding of the current state of food literacy in the region. Since then, the group has been joined by the University of Victoria's School of Public Health and Social Policy and the Institute for Study and Innovation in Community-University Engagement to initiate the Food Literacy Participatory Action exploratory project.