BEST Institute for vocational training and personal training GmbH

Food Literacy

The main objective of the project is to establish “food literacy” as a horizontal theme in adult education and to consider it as a personal core competence, such as “computer literacy” or “consumer literacy”.

The project objectives

  • to raise the awareness of multipliers in adult education to issues concerning food literacy
  • to develop materials that enable these multipliers to incorporate aspects of nutrition competence and culinary culture in their courses
  • to raise the awareness of institutions working with clients from socially and/or economically disadvantaged target groups who cannot be reached with conventional adult education offers
  • to show how food or nutrition campaigns will have to be complemented with target group specific educational offers in order to lead to sustainable results

The results

The two main outputs will be “Guidelines for Introducing Food into Adult Education and Adult Counselling” and a “Tool Box”.

Pan-European dissemination will be achieved through a Multiplier Seminar with participants from all other European countries not taking part in the project.


The project consortium comprises 12 partners from 9 countries.

EU-Program: SOKRATES Grundtvig
Coordination: BEST Training
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: October 2004 - September 2007

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.