What is Food Literacy?
Understanding how to cook and make food choices is a crucial part of being food literate. Food literacy includes things like knowing about nutrition, having cooking skills, feeling confident about food choices, considering factors like income and the food system, and more.
The Canada’s Food Guide Dietary Guidelines highlight how important it is to have these skills, especially with the easy access we have to highly processed foods nowadays. These skills are essential for managing the complicated world of food, and they can be learned and shared in many ways – in person, online, or a mix of both.
Food literacy programs cover a range of activities, like learning about nutrition, understanding food safety, cooking demos, getting involved in community gardens, decoding nutrition labels, attending cooking classes, going on grocery tours, planning meals on a budget, and more! It's all about helping everyone improve their relationship with food, in their own way.
Contribute, Connect, and Win! Share insights, enhance programs, and connect with local food enthusiasts. Shape food skills in Simcoe County!
Are you passionate about food literacy and skills in Simcoe County? The Simcoe County Food Council invites you to participate in a Food Skills Survey!
Why Take the Survey?
Share insights, enhance community programs, and connect with local food enthusiasts and organizations. Contribute to our understanding of food skills in Simcoe County!"
What's In It For You?
Share your input about food literacy/skills programming.
Enter a draw for a chance to win one of two $50 grocery gift cards!
Who Should Participate?
If you offer or are interested in offering in-person or virtual food literacy/skills programming in Simcoe County, we want to hear from you!
How to Participate: Survey Link
Survey Period: January 15th - March 15th 2024
Questions? Contact Kari Klassen, SCFC Community Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org