Application of the Food Literacy Model in Schools.

Following the Food Literacy Model, the Food Literacy Measure for Upper Primary and Junior Secondary Students provides a sample range of activities for each of the three levels (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced). The activities target upper primary and junior secondary school students aged between nine-fourteen years of age; however, the activities can be used by teachers at their own discretion to accommodate mixed age groups or capability level of students’ in the same classroom. In those schools where hands-on food preparation and cooking skills are not offered, the Food Literacy Model offers some practical ideas of a sample of how food literacy can be implemented into a classroom without access to a kitchen.

Food Literacy Measure for Upper Primary and Junior Secondary Students

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Food Literacy Checklist for Children and Adolescents

The Food Literacy Checklist covers five sections of the food literacy tasks which are listed in the order required to produce a meal. Each section includes two questions that may be used independently, or in combination with other sections, or worked through in total.

  1. Meal Planning and Evaluation
  2. Food Shopping and Storage
  3. Food Hygiene and Safety
  4. Kitchen Know How
  5. Meal Preparation and Cooking

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Evaluation tool for a Food Literacy/Skills Program

Based on the Food Literacy Model, the provided questions can be used to help a teacher evaluate the success of their community or school food programs.

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