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Nutrition and Food Literacy: Framing the Challenges to Health Communication.

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Authors

Araújo, Rita 

Abstract

Nutrition and food literacy are two important concepts that are often used interchangeably, but they are not synonymous. Nutrition refers to the study of how food affects the body, while food literacy refers to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to make informed decisions about food and its impact on health. Despite the growing awareness of the importance of food literacy, food illiteracy remains a global issue, affecting people of all ages, backgrounds, and socioeconomic status. Food illiteracy has serious health implications as it contributes to health inequities, particularly among vulnerable populations. In addition, food literacy is a complex and multidisciplinary field, and there are numerous challenges to health communication that must be addressed to effectively promote food literacy and improve health outcomes. Addressing food illiteracy and the challenges to health communication is essential to promote health equity and improve health outcomes for all populations.

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Peer reviewed: True


Acknowledgements: NNEdPro for Figure 1 conceptualization.


Publication status: Published

Keywords

disinformation, health communication, health policy, nutrition and diet, nutritionist, Humans, Health Promotion, Health Literacy, Health Communication, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Nutritional Status, Communication

Journal Title

Nutrients

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Journal ISSN

2072-6643
2072-6643

Volume Title

15

Publisher

MDPI AG
Sponsorship
FCT—The Foundation for Science and Technology (UIDB/05021/2020)