Food Literacy for Families, Libraries, and Communities: South Carolina Read Eat Grow
Sunday, January 26, 2020
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
Food and nutrition literacy have become important issues for communities, especially in light of the growth of “food deserts” and “food swamps” in low-income areas without access to fresh and nutritious food. Many libraries are introducing services to address food literacy and food insecurity, integrating traditional literacies and food literacy into collaborative learning experiences fostering personal and family health. We will share examples of this type of service with a special focus on South Carolina State Library’s SC Read Eat Grow food literacy initiative, which includes activities to support food preparation, kitchen safety, recipe reading, and STEAM elements.