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dc.contributor.convenorCarol Warren
dc.contributor.authorPendergast, Donna
dc.contributor.authorDewhurst, Y.
dc.contributor.editorHome Economics Victoria
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:58:15Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:58:15Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-03-24T22:07:54Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/49542
dc.description.abstractChild and adult obesity is a growing concern in affluent nations around the world, as typified in Australia where the incidence is more than 25% for children and 55% for adults. The connection between obesity, food choices, nutrition knowledge, and food preparation skills is well established. However, education about the concept and processes of 'food literacy' is relatively new. Furthermore, public discussion about the role of schools and formal curriculum to prepare young people to be food literate has received scant attention until recently, when medical experts dealing with the consequences of the obesity epidemic made the following plea ''providing a mandatory food preparation curriculum to students throughout the country may be among the best investments society could make-bring home economics back'' (Lichtenstein & Ludwig, 2010, p.1858). This paper reports on an international study about the role of home economics in developing food literacy. Data were collected using an online survey with respondents from around the world replying to a series of questions about this topic. A total of 1188 respondents from 36 different countries in the world shared their views. Among key findings are the differences in understandings of 'food literacy'. Recommendations for future action are presented as a conclusion to this paper.
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent451698 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHome Economics Victoria
dc.publisher.placeMelbourne, Australia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ifhe2012.org/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameIFHE 2012 World Congress: The International Federation for Home Economics
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleThe International Federation for Home Economics World Congress. Global Wellbeing. Global creativity and innovation: Developing capacities for sustainable futures
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2012-07-16
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2012-07-21
dc.relation.ispartoflocationMelbourne, Australia
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130299
dc.titleHome economics and food literacy - An international investigation
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE2 - Conferences (Non Refereed)
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 International Federation of Home Economics. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorPendergast, Donna L.


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