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  • PhD
  • Master of Philosophy
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Associate Professor Helen Vidgen
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Health


Food Literacy is a collection of knowledge, skills and behaviours required to plan, manage, select, prepare and eat foods to meet needs and determine food intake. It is the scaffolding that empowers individuals, households, communities or nations to protect diet quality through change and strengthen dietary resilience over time. Areas for further research include, but are not limited to:

  • identifying models to integrated food literacy into dietetic practice e.g. through the Nutrition Care Process
  • develop population level indicators for food literacy that can be used in national monitoring and surveillance
  • validation of the Australian food literacy measurement tool
  • explore the relationship between food literacy and dietary intake
  • evaluation of food literacy interventions
  • exploration of public health investment in food literacy programmes.



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