Food literacy - refers to the ability of individuals to access, choose, and prepare foods that meet their needs and preferences. This idea has expanded to include the ability of individuals to know how to produce and share foods, as well as contribute to decisions that affect our food systems.
Food justice - acknowledges that our food system is not neutral; we don’t have a level playing field. The rules, who gets to set the rules, and the functioning of our food systems contain oppressive and colonizing forces that create and sustain inequities.
Food sovereignty - emerged from La Via Campesina, a global peasant movement, as the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, as well as their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. Learn more about the seven pillars of food sovereignty in Canada.
The Six A’s of Food Security - To ensure food security within your community, all of the Six A’s of Food Security must be met for the entire population. This means that every individual must be ensured all the following: 1. Accessibility 2. Affordability 3. Availability 4. Adequacy 5. Awareness 6. Appropriateness These terms are further explained in Chapter 1.
Community Food Assessment - A process that examines food-related issues, barriers, assets, and resources to inform the processes and actions taken to improve community food security.
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