An important aspect of South Carolina Read Eat Grow is food literacy programs in libraries. This guide contains resources and ideas to get food literacy programs started at your library. Read Eat Grow is for everyone therefore there are a variety of program ideas for all ages. Various food programs include but are not limited to cooking demos, cooking classes, teaching kitchen skills, food related storytime, cookbook clubs, food photography, and more.
Read Eat Grow is for everyone! This is an ongoing list of program ideas for various age groups
It is important to include children in cooking. Encourage families to bring children to food related programs when possible. Getting kids to touch ingredients is important for sensory and it makes them feel included. Food Crafts: If you are unable to provide food programs then you can still incorporate food into your story times. Crafts such as making a pizza, tacos, etc. When you have farm animal story time talk about the farm and vegetables.
The South Carolina State Library has a number of program kits that provide everything you need for a library program. One of those kits is the Kitchen-in-a-box kit. It includes everything that you need to host a food/cooking program at your library. You can find out what all is included in this kit and reserve the Kitchen-in-a-box from the SCSL Kit Keeper page (Link)