Food literacy: Improving food conversations and behaviours

Food Navigator x Dr Courtney Thompson

Supported by: Dairy Australia

As diet-related chronic disease rates rise, and conflicting nutrition messages flood our news, the importance of food education cannot be underestimated.

It’s important to consider food literacy when supporting patient’s understanding of health and wellbeing, taking into consideration the many influencing factors of their dietary choices. In particular, the way different people consume dairy is influenced by many factors of food literacy. As such, to encourage consumption of nutritious foods, such as dairy foods, healthcare professionals need to consider these factors when providing advice.

To learn four simple ways to incorporate food literacy into your consultations, click HERE.

Dr Courtney Thompson (RNutr, FHEA)

BNutrSc, BBiomedSc(Hons), PhD
Director, NPR Consulting

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