LDCP Ontario (2013) Food literacy among youth, young pregnant women and young parents who are at risk for poor health
“Making something out of nothing”
Food Literacy for Life
A locally driven collaborative project funded by public Health ONTARIO, 2013 - Technical Report
LEAD INVESTIGATORS :
Ellen Desjardins, RD, PhD
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit: Elsie Azevedo, RD, MSc
A study involving in-depth interviews with 85 young people, 16 to 25 years of age, in a mix of rural, urban and Northern places.
WHAT WE WANTED TO KNOW:
1. What does food preparation mean to these groups? How do they feel about it?
2. What types of foods can they prepare? What do they commonly prepare?
3. How are they learning food skills? What do they want to learn?
4. What challenges do they face with preparing food? What strategies do they use?
5. What types of supports would help?