The Charlie Cart Project is an integrated educational program that connects food and cooking with lessons in Math, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. They combine a rigorous curriculum with a mobile kitchen classroom to deliver hands-on nutrition education in any learning environment.
If you are interested in scheduling a demonstration for library staff with a SC State Library staff member, or if you would like to reserve the Charlie Cart for your Library to demo for patrons, please contact Rebecca Antill or Ryan Easterbrooks.
If you would like more information on purchasing a Charlie Cart of your own, please visit: http://charliecart.org/#purchase
Today, many children in this country take their main – and sometimes only – meals at school. They are not eating together with their families, and they don't know where their food comes from. Over the course of their lifetime, their food choices will impact not only their own health, but the health of their communities and the environment.
The Charlie Cart Project provides the tools and knowledge children need to make healthy choices for life. Cooking is an ideal medium for learning: it is hands-on, engaging and rewarding. Hands-on learning promotes success across disciplines and develops collaboration, critical thinking skills, and subject mastery.
The Charlie Cart Project complements programs where gardens or limited cooking are already place, and provides an easy point of entry for schools that are just getting started with food education.
In the Mobile Kitchen:
The Curriculum includes: