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dc.contributor.authorPendergast, Donnaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDewhurst, Yvonneen_US
dc.contributor.editorHome Economics Victoriaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:58:16Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:58:16Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-03-19T22:45:14Z
dc.identifier.issn1999561Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/49572
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.format.extent386152 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherInternational Federation of Home Economicsen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ifhe.org/47.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom245en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto263en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Home Economicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Developmenten_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130202en_US
dc.titleHome economics and food literacy: An international investigationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 The International Federation for Home Economics. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorPendergast, Donna L.


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