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‘What is food literacy?’ | May 18, 2023
Speaker & Host | Dr. Katsura Omori | Yamagata University, Japan
- Dr. Katsura Omori is a professor and her initial work was to research the effective methods for teaching Home Economic which is a required subject for all Japanese students from elementary school to senior high school. Recently most her academic interests and efforts have been focused on developing teaching programs to improve children’s food literacy by collaboration of school subjects with the school lunch program.
- Dr. Kanae Takaizumi is a registered dietitian and associate professor at Sendai Seiyo Gakuin College in Japan. She has conducted research related to health communication and is current research focuses on healthy eating literacy.
- Dr. Rie Akamatsu is a registered dietitian, professor, and vice president at Ochanomizu University in Tokyo. She studied health psychology in her master’s program and completed a doctorate in Public Health. Her research focuses on both individual and social factors related to eating behavior.
- Dr. Fumi Hayashi is an associate professor at the Kagawa Nutrition University, Japan, and teaches Nutrition Education to dietetics students. Her current research focuses on developing the guideline to promote sustainable healthy diets for the general population.
‘What is food literacy?’ | March 17 , 2023
- Dr. Professor Päivi Palojoki is professor of Home Economics Pedagogy at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and visiting professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research focuses on subject-didactic questions related to the teaching and learning of home economics in basic education and adult education.
- Dr. Janni Haapaniemi is a University Lecturer in home economics teacher education at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki.
Her current research interests are in integrative approaches to learning and the development of home economics education at both comprehensive and higher education levels through national and Nordic-Baltic research
- Dr. Sara Frödén is a University Lecturer in Education at Örebro University, Sweden. Her current research focuses on the school meal as a pedagogical tool, environmental and sustainability education and children’s play in green playscapes and schoolyards.
‘What is food literacy?’ | Decemeber 7, 2022
Host | Dr Elaine Mooney | St Angela’s College, Ireland
- Dr. Amanda McCloat is the President of St. Angela’s College. Prior to this she was the Head of Home Economics and Senior Lecturer. Dr.McCloat has extensive experience in academic leadership internationally and is the President of the European Association of Home Economics and is the President Elect of the Internationa Federation of Home Economics (IFHE. She is actively involved in regional activities and is involved in a wide range of research projects nationally and internationally. Her research interests are in the areas of Home Economics and food education; food literacy; and Education for Sustainable and Responsible Living.
- Dr Fiona Lavelle is a Lecturer at King’s College London working in Behavioural Nutrition. She recently won both the BNF Drummond Early Career Scientist and Nutrients Young Investigator awards for her research in culinary nutrition. She has successfully led numerous multidisciplinary international teams and her validated measures have global usage.
- Louise T. Davis has been in food education over 30 years. Her career has spanned teaching food and D&T in London and Surrey as well as senior leadership in schools, but also in curriculum development and teacher training. Louise has led innovation across a diverse of high profile curriculum and professional development programmes reaching thousands of schools year. She delivered specialist advice on teaching standards and best practice, teacher training and CPD, special educational needs. She is nationally recognised for ground breaking work in food and textiles education, and across D&T with creative and digital technologies.
‘What is food literacy?’ | June 21, 2022
- Margaret Miller is a Senior Research Manager at Edith Cowan University, Perth Australia where she leads a team focused on development and delivery of school-based food and nutrition education resources, including teacher support. She has consulted to FAO in this field and is President of World Public Health Nutrition Association.
- Dr. Helen Vidgen is Associate Professor Helen Vidgen is a public health nutrition academic at the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Home Economist. Her PhD Thesis in 2014 defined food literacy and its relationship to food intake. She has continued to actively research in this field.Queensland University of Technology.
- Dr. Donna Pendergast is Dean and Head of the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University and is a keen researcher in food literacy and school curriculum associated with food studies. Donna is an invited member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Lifecourse Nutrition, University of Agder, Norway.
‘What is food literacy?’ | February 28, 2022
Host | Dr. Kerry Renwick | University of British Columbia, BC, Canada
Moderator | Chrissy Smith | University of British Columbia, BC, Canada
- Dr. Pamela Koch is the Mary Swartz Rose Associate Professor of Nutrition and Education and the Faculty Director of the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy in the Program in Nutrition at Teachers College, Columbia University.
- Dr. Joyce Slater is a Professor of Community Nutrition in the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, at the University of Manitoba.
- Dr. Jennifer Sumner teaches in the Adult Education and Community Development Program at OISE/University of Toronto.
- Dr. Kerry Renwick (Host) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia.
Drs. Pamela Koch, Jennifer Sumner and Joyce Slater are three academics whose work is contributing to the food literacy as a growing area of study.
The webinar had over 200 registrants from the Americas; Europe; Africa, the subcontinent, and the Asia Pacific and we have people who are working in dietetics, health promotion, policy development and education contexts. This suggests there is a wide interest in the topic and we hope that this Webinar series will provide a useful contribution to work being done around food literacy.
North America | February 28, 2022
Australasia | June 21, 2022
UK/Europe | December 7, 2022
Sweden | March 17, 2023
Japan | May 18, 2023