Defining food literacy: A scoping review

  title={Defining food literacy: A scoping review},
  author={Emily Truman and Danielle Lane and Charlene Elliott},

A Scoping Review of the Validity, Reliability and Conceptual Alignment of Food Literacy Measures for Adults

This review is to identify tools that explicitly measure food literacy in adults and summarise their psychometric properties, and critique tool items against the four domains and 11 components of food literacy, as conceptualised by Vidgen and Gallegos.

Are We Closer to International Consensus on the Term ‘Food Literacy’? A Systematic Scoping Review of Its Use in the Academic Literature (1998–2019)

‘Food literacy’ has been used frequently and broadly across differing article types and disciplines in academic literature internationally, however, agreement on a standardised definition of food literacy endorsed by a peak international agency is needed in order to progress the field.

Measuring Food Literacy: Progressing the Development of an International Food Literacy Survey Using a Content Validity Study

This study provides a valuable basis upon which to progress the development of a measure of food literacy and varied in the ease with which existing validated items could be found and the number of items achieving consensus.

An Argument for a Broader Definition for Food Literacy: Findings from a Systematic Review

Recent years have seen a great deal of academic interest in the study of food literacy. A range of definitions for the concept has been advanced, including a variety of different core elements. This

FOODLIT-PRO: conceptual and empirical development of the food literacy wheel

Allowing a broader perspective of food literacy within major food systems, this study contributes with new insights for future instruments and interventions, paving the way to develop/implement food literacy-related multi-sectorial and multilevel actions.

Assessing food and nutrition literacy in children and adolescents: a systematic review of existing tools

Conclusions: Continued efforts are needed to develop a comprehensive definition and framework of FL and NL appropriate for children, which will help inform future assessment tools.

Promoting children’s health: Toward a consensus statement on food literacy

It is concluded that multiple literacies in relation to food skills and knowledge are needed, and underline the importance of ongoing dialogue in this emergent area of research.

Towards the Implementation of a Conceptual Framework of Food and Nutrition Literacy: Providing Healthy Eating for the Population

It is concluded that FL and NL build a multifaceted concept which implies both individual and public perspectives and which could be useful to develop an executive framework aimed at providing healthy eating for the population.

Progressing the development of a food literacy questionnaire using cognitive interviews

This study aimed to determine items for inclusion and exclusion in a food literacy item pool and capture the general public’s interpretation of everyday food literacy practices and progresses the development towards a comprehensive, validated food literacy questionnaire.



Food Literacy: Definition and Framework for Action.

A definition of food literacy is proposed that includes the positive relationship built through social, cultural, and environmental experiences with food enabling people to make decisions that support health, and a framework is offered that situates food literacy at the intersection between community food security and food skills.

The relationship between food literacy and dietary intake in adolescents: a systematic review

Food literacy may play a role in shaping adolescents’ dietary intake and evidence recommends public health practitioners and policy makers consider new public health strategies that focus on increasing understanding of food literacy in adolescence.

The Nuances of Health Literacy, Nutrition Literacy, and Food Literacy.

  • S. Velardo
  • Medicine, Education
    Journal of nutrition education and behavior
  • 2015

A Pilot Study: The Use of a Survey to Assess the Food Knowledge of Nutrition Students at Various Levels of Nutrition Education

Results from this study suggested that mean scores of students in 200 and 400 level nutrition courses were significantly higher than those in 100 level nutrition course, and further research could expand the survey’s scope, depth and consistency of information.

Insight from the Public on Home Economics and Formal Food Literacy

In 2010, a newspaper article speculating about the inclusion of cooking in the Queensland, Australia, school curriculum was published. Readers were invited to post comments to a newspaper-managed

An Apple A Day: Exploring Food and Agricultural Knowledge and Skill Among Children in Southern Ontario

AN APPLE A DAY: EXPLORING FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE AMONG CHILDREN IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO Shannon Kornelsen Advisor: Wilfrid Laurier University, 2010 Professor Alison Blay-Palmer While

Food Literacy: Reconnecting the City with the Country

The disconnect between city food consumers and country food producers is explored as both a problem and an opportunity for farmers and agricultural scientists. In the city there is growing interest

Identifying factors that promote consumer behaviours causing expired domestic food waste

Many commentators argue that domestic food waste is strongly influenced by consumer behaviours. This article reports on a study using mixed-methods to identify key factors responsible for promoting