Culinary Literacy: A Library Recipe for Cooking Up Literacy and Community
In this webinar, get inspired by the work of a 2016 LJ Mover & Shaker who is using a library kitchen to nourish a multitude of community literacies in Philadelphia.
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Opening in 2014, the Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center offered the country's first commercial-grade kitchen classroom in a library. It is revolutionizing the way Philadelphians think about food, nutrition, and literacy. The Center reaches to every corner of the community. It teaches math and science to kids through measuring and mixing, builds English language skills and nutrition education for non-native speakers, empowers adults with disabilities to cook with confidence, and much more. Hear how this innovative idea was transformed into reality through strategic community partnerships and institutional support. Learn how your library can start teaching community residents everything from butchering a goat to making a vegan stew, boosting literacy and nutritional health for all.
Presented by: Liz Fitzgerald, Culinary Literacy Center's Administrator, Free Library of Philadelphia (PA), and 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker
- View Webinar Recording (You will be prompted to log in to our free Course Catalog.)
- View slides (pdf)
- View chat (xls)
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- Learner Guide (doc) Use alone or with others to extend your learning.
- Library Kitchens and Cooking Programs
- Webinar recap, Culinary Literacy: Approaches and Programming Ideas
- 2016 Library Journal Movers & Shakers
- Liz Fitzgerald's feature: 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker
- Culinary Literacy Center (on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
- Get HYPE Philly teen program and Free Library Get Hype on Facebook
- Handouts: Kitchen in a Box List (pdf) and Waffle Fractions Program (pdf)
- Careers through Culinary Arts Program (CCAP)
- Other webinars in the Movers & Shakers series:
- Pew Report Libraries at the Crossroads
- CDC information on health and nutrition literacy
- Leanne Brown's Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/day (pdf)
- Food Handler info from ServSafe
- Health Literacy resources from WebJunction's Health Happens in Libraries project, especially:
- Community Health Program Worksheet
- Communications Guide (with tips on clearly conveying your library’s role in supporting community health and wellness)
- Library profile, Healthy Foods Competition Heats Up at Crandon Public Library
- Library profile, St. Charles Parish Library Supports Making Healthy Food Choices
06 December 2016
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]
Webinar presenter Liz Fitzgerald
(Photo: Shawn G. Henry)