food literacy

from Defining food literacy, its components, development and relationship to food intake:A case study of young people and disadvantage

by H Vidgen and D Gallegos
Food literacy is defined as: 
A collection of inter-related knowledge, skills and behaviours required to plan, manage, select, prepare and eat foods to meet needs and determine food intake. 
Food literacy is the scaffolding that empowers individuals, households, communities or nations to protect diet quality through change and support dietary resilience over time.