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Senior Secondary School Food Literacy Education: Importance, Challenges, and Ways of Improving

Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong 3220, Australia
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Nutrients 2018, 10(9), 1316; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10091316
Received: 21 August 2018 / Revised: 14 September 2018 / Accepted: 14 September 2018 / Published: 17 September 2018
Food literacy education at senior secondary school can provide both immediate and long-term benefits for adolescents. The exploration of multiple stakeholder groups’ opinions regarding the importance, roles, and challenges of school food literacy education, and their suggestions for its improvement, will help the design and execution of future food literacy-related curricula and programmes. This study explored a broad range of Australian and international food, health, and education professionals’ opinions regarding senior secondary school food literacy education through an online survey. One hundred and fifty-five food, health, and education professionals completed this survey between April and October 2017. Overall, the respondents strongly supported the need for food literacy education for senior secondary school students. Their suggestions for improving this form of education included: incorporation of relevant and up-to-date content, the presence of strong practical components, offering food literacy as compulsory subjects or the incorporation of food literacy concepts into compulsory core subjects. Moreover, they proposed the active contribution of both internal and external stakeholders in the planning and delivery of this education to upgrade its quality and relevance. Overall, the findings suggest that a wide range of food, health, and education professionals are highly supportive of senior secondary school food literacy education and their constructive suggestions should be considered in school food literacy education enhancement efforts. Education authorities should seek ways of involving different stakeholders, including food-related professionals, in the design and delivery of food literacy education, and future studies should explore the best mechanisms for such involvement. View Full-Text
Keywords: food literacy education; senior secondary school; stakeholders; adolescents food literacy education; senior secondary school; stakeholders; adolescents
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Nanayakkara, J.; Margerison, C.; Worsley, A. Senior Secondary School Food Literacy Education: Importance, Challenges, and Ways of Improving. Nutrients 2018, 10, 1316. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10091316

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Nanayakkara J, Margerison C, Worsley A. Senior Secondary School Food Literacy Education: Importance, Challenges, and Ways of Improving. Nutrients. 2018; 10(9):1316. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10091316

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Nanayakkara, Janandani; Margerison, Claire; Worsley, Anthony. 2018. "Senior Secondary School Food Literacy Education: Importance, Challenges, and Ways of Improving" Nutrients 10, no. 9: 1316. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10091316

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