Teaching critical food and nutrition literacy in your classroom (Grades 8-12)

In today's age of social media, there is no lack of food and nutrition messaging. However, deciphering nutrition facts from fiction can be confusing! Equipping students with critical food literacy skills can support life-long wellbeing and critical thinking skills. 


This session supports educators with using an inquiry-based approach to help students become informed consumers of food and nutrition information. Educators will gain practical tools to promote critical food literacy in their classrooms, while connecting to the core competencies of BC's curriculum.  


We will explore:  

  • How social media and diet culture shape the way we engage with food and nutrition messages   
  • How to identify reliable, evidence-informed nutrition advice, while also honouring our unique needs and contexts     
  • How to spot fad diets and filter out misleading and false claims  
  • How to build a broader view of "healthy eating" that supports social, mental, and physical wellness

Target Audience

Secondary school teachers (Gr 8-12)


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Northern Health Authority
    Emilia Moulechkova

    Emilia Moulechkova is a setter of Eastern European decent and a lifelong learner. She lives on Laxyuubm Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) and Kitsumkalum lands (also known as Terrace), where she works as a regional population health dietitian for Northern Health Authority. In her role, she works with schools and other partners to promote inclusive food literacy education and supportive food environments. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Sciences in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Waterloo.