The Food Literacy International Partnership (FLIP)
Invites you to their fifth webinar featuring four food literacy scholars
‘What is Food Literacy?’ | Thursday May 18th, 2022 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. *PDT
Food literacy is a term that is increasingly being used by a number of varied professionals who have an interest in food. These professionals include educators, home economists, dietitians, and public health workers. Not surprisingly each profession brings their own nuanced interpretation.
The Food Literacy International Partnership (FLIP) is offering a series of webinars where food literacy scholars and practitioners will discuss ideas of what food literacy is and what it looks like in practice. These discussion will be informed by research and everyday experiences.
Please join us for this exciting event by registering your interest in attending. We hope this webinar will stimulate thinking and debate on the topic.
A world health statistics report by WHO stated that Japan has shown high healthy life expectancy, and Washoku, Japanese traditional cuisine, was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2013. Also, Japan has a long history of a school lunch system with a high attendance rate. Meanwhile, as with other countries, we currently face several issues such as non-communicable diseases, food safety and food waste. In addition, the high rate of underweight women is a concern in Japan, as double burden malnutrition has been a concern all over the world.
In this webinar, four Japanese presenters from different academic fields will provide you with what we have learned from our works. It includes researches on health and food literacy among a wide range of the Japanese population, which includes adults and children. We are happy to share our country’s practices for healthy eating with audiences from all over the world. Some presentations are pre-recorded. Your comments and questions are very welcomed and please feel free to contact the host, Katsura Omori:
- Dr. Katsura Omori | (Speaker & Host) Yamagata University, Japan
- Dr. Kanae Takaizumi | Sendai Seiyo Gakuin College, Japan
- Dr. Rie Akamatsu | Ochanomizu University, Japan
- Dr. Fumi Hayashi | Kagawa Nutrition University, Japan
- Chrissy Smith, Doctoral student | (Moderator) University of British Columbia
Download the Poster: FLIP-Webinar #5