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1. Introduction: Food Literacy for Contemporary Food and Eating Helen Vidgen 2. An Overview of the Use of the Term Food Literacy Andrea Begley and Helen Vidgen 3. A Definition of Food Literacy and its Components Helen Vidgen 4. Relating Food Literacy to Nutrition and Health Helen Vidgen 5. Using a Health Literacy Frame to Conceptualise Food Literacy Doris E. Gillis 6. Food Literacy and Food Choice: A Constructionist Perspective Carole A. Bisogni, Stephanie M. Bostic, Jeffery Sobal and Margaret Jastran 7. Food Literacy Beyond the Individual: The Nexus between Personal Skills and Victim Blaming Martin Caraher 8. The Nexus between Food Literacy, Food Security and Disadvantage Danielle Gallegos 9. The Development of Food Literacy Helen Vidgen 10. Developing Food Literacy through the Education Sector: A Focus on Home Economics Sandra Fordyce-Voorham and Theresa Lai Yeung Wai Ling 11. Developing Food Literacy through the Health Sector Andrea Begley 12. Developing Food Literacy through Food Production Heather Yeatman 13. Measuring Food Literacy Rebecca Mckecknie 14. Food Literacy: Key Concepts and the Elephants in the Room Helen Vidgen and Martin Caraher

About the Author

Helen Vidgen has worked as a public health nutritionist in government, civil society and academic organizations for over twenty years. During this time she has been involved in the development of policy, programmes and evaluation. Her PhD thesis defined food literacy and its relationship to nutrition. She continues to work in this and other areas related to the everyday practicalities of meeting nutrition recommendations at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

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