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.
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. If you are unable to provide food programs then you can still incorporate food into your story times through crafts and STEM activities.