Food literacy could benefit from peer education
June Matthews and Anne Zok represented FRESH in the Londonder and discussed FRESH’s aim to tackle the problem of lack of food literacy among university students using peer education.
Matthews highlights the importance of food literacy, “It’s hot now because people understand there is a private benefit for people learning how to cook … but there’s also a public benefit because if we have healthier populations, we have decreased health care costs. We all know almost 50 per cent of our (provincial) budget is spent on health care. It’s unsustainable.”
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