Final Policy Brief to Inform Bill 216: Food Literacy for Students Act

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Author: Carolyn Webb

Posted: June 29, 2021

Categories: Edible Education Network / Good Food Ideas for Kids / GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Ontario / School Food News / Schools

We are pleased to share Sustain Ontario’s final Policy Brief to inform Bill 216, Food Literacy for Students Act, 2020. And we thank all of the 35 organizations that have signed on with their support!

This policy briefing note:

  • Examines the concept of food literacy comprehensively by defining the concept and developing a food literacy framework;
  • Outlines key recommendations, considerations, and opportunities for roll-out;
  • Examines desired food literacy competencies;
  • Identifies food literacy links and gaps in the Ontario curriculum; and
  • Compiles example resources and lesson plans that can be used and built upon.

You may also be interested in a piece that was published in The Conversation and reprinted in a number of media outlets – School gardens and kitchens could grow with Ontario’s proposed food literacy act. This article can be republished widely in accordance with The Conversation’s creative commons terms.

Check out our November blog post “Bringing Food Literacy Education into all Ontario Schools with Bill 216: Food Literacy for Students Act” for more information about this important bill.