NSLA 2020 Professional Development Spring Workshop Series

Food Literacy: Building Community Through Food

This session will provide a snapshot of how food programming can be a powerful outreach tool to welcome and empower communities. Participants will discuss dynamic community-led programming with emphasis on libraries as a third place.

Presented by Emily Glover, Food Literacy Specialist at the Halifax Public Libraries.

This workshop will:

• Increase understanding of the benefits of food literacy programming for all ages
• Explore ways to reduce food insecurity and social isolation in your community
• Develop skills needed to plan food literacy programming in your library, big or small

Topics will include:

• Intro to food literacy
• Teaching food skills and food safety in public libraries
• Snacks in the stacks: Addressing food insecurity by offering healthy after-school snacks to youth and vulnerable adults
• Case study: How we got started with food at HPL (case study for the newcomer cooking club, and description of all the food literacy programming we have been offered for all ages)

Emily will also be providing attendees with lots of hand-outs to take with you.

PLEASE NOTE: One hour of the workshop will be a sharing and discussion of food programs in libraries in Nova Scotia. Does your library?… Run programs about health and nutrition… Or have partnerships with community groups that involve food… Or have a community garden… Or run cooking programs where patrons learn how to cook a special dish… Or provide snacks during regular library programming

Please come prepared to share and talk about some of the food programming or partnerships that are happening in your library or region, share ideas, and hear about what’s taking place at other libraries.

Emily Glover is a professional dietitian and a trained chef with an immense passion for anything to do with food and nutrition. She also has a love for teaching these topics in community settings whenever and wherever possible.

Maximum Participants: 25

May 11 / 10am–2pm — Windsor Public Library
May 25 / 10am–2pm — Antigonish Public Library

$5 for NSLA Members, or $30 for non-members. New members are welcome. A light lunch will be provided.

For more information, or to register for your preferred location, please contact:
Dale Macmillan, NSLA Membership Convener
/ (902) 424-2479

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