In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Char Nolan about understanding food literacy and how it differs in affluent and impoverished areas. If you are not familiar with food literacy yet, you will be. And you’ll want to share this episode with any parent, educator or human you know. But the truth is, food literacy is not just for kids…adults have a big disconnect with food as many don’t understand where it comes from, what effects processing has on our food and how foods affect our health. Let’s face it, with the convenience of prepared foods in grocery stores and restaurants there is a lack of planning and skill we need to make healthy choices.
Char Nolan is a woman of many hats. She is first and foremost (unofficially) THE Philadelphia plant-based advocate. She is a Rouxbe certified chef, a food literacy educator, eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition graduate and more. She has worked alongside some of the greatest influencers in plant-based nutrition. You’ll get to see her passion about her latest project in our chat today.
Char helps us understand how food deserts and impoverished communities are at a huge disadvantage and how we all need to be food literacy enthusiasts. Stay tuned right till the end to join us in the #plantkindness revolution and help pay it forward.
In this episode we discuss:
- Finding Plant-Based
- Commercials on tv
- Food literacy
- The origins of food
- Snap and food deserts
- Where kids are learning about food
- Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids
- How to get kids involved in food literacy at home
- Getting food literacy into the schools
- Actionable tips to start with today
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