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Una misurazione "euristica" dell?alfabetizzazione alimentare: alcuni spunti esplorativi


  • Carmela Annarumma
  • Rocco Palumbo
  • Ersilia Troiano
  • Stefania Vezzosi


Sulla scia del pi? diffuso concetto di health literacy, l?alfabetizzazione alimentare (food literacy) sta lentamente guadagnando proseliti sia in ambito accademico che pratico. In termini generali, per alfabetizzazione alimentare si intende la capacit? dell?individuo di ottenere, interpretare, comprendere e utilizzare le informazioni nutrizionali di base, allo scopo di realizzare scelte alimentari appropriate sul profilo individuale e su quello sociale. Sino a oggi, la gran parte della letteratura ha concentrato l?attenzione sulla concettualizzazione dell?alfabetizzazione alimentare, indagando in profondit? i costrutti su cui essa poggia. All?opposto, pochi sforzi sono stati indirizzati alla misurazione del livello di alfabetizzazione alimentare individuale, cos? come all?indagine dei suoi determinanti sociodemografici e delle sue potenziali ripercussioni sulle condizioni di salute individuale e collettiva. Il presente studio - traendo spunto dagli strumenti di misurazione dell?health literacy individuale - propone un approccio euristico per la rilevazione delle competenze di alfabetizzazione alimentare in Italia. Lo strumento di rilevazione, testato su un campione di convenienza di 79 individui reclutati in diverse province italiane, presenta una discreta attendibilit? e potrebbe costituire un riferimento ai fini della costruzione di pi? solidi e consistenti approcci di misurazione dell?alfabetizzazione alimentare. Quantunque non generalizzabili, i risultati del presente studio sono in linea con le evidenze in tema di health literacy, rimarcando la prevalenza di basse competenze di alfabetizzazione alimentare nella popolazione indagata. I casi di bassa alfabetizzazione si riscontrano prevalentemente tra gli individui con bassi livelli di istruzione e coloro che appartengono alle fasce svantaggiate della popolazione.

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  • Carmela Annarumma & Rocco Palumbo & Ersilia Troiano & Stefania Vezzosi, 2017. "Una misurazione "euristica" dell?alfabetizzazione alimentare: alcuni spunti esplorativi," MECOSAN, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2017(102), pages 61-83.
  • Handle: RePEc:fan:mesame:v:html10.3280/mesa2017-102004

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