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Food Literacy for Families, Libraries, and Communities: South Carolina Read Eat Grow

Class Details

Description: Discover how the South Carolina State Library is supporting public library programming statewide with an expanded focus on health literacy. In 2019, the South Carolina State Library was awarded a grant from NNLM SEA to promote healthy cooking and eating in rural communities, expanding on work already begun with the SC Read Eat Grow initiative. This presentation will describe how telling the story of your food, the definition of food literacy, is a way to build connections between library patrons, health providers, and other community organizations, while promoting behavioral changes that lead to healthier lifestyles.


Wendy Coplen, MPA, is the Grants Coordinator for the South Carolina State Library. Ms. Coplen has over 10 years of experience administering federal grants programs. She oversees the grant program, working with individual libraries to develop, coordinate, and implement public library projects statewide.

Rebecca Antill, MLIS, is the Youth Services Consultant for the South Carolina State Library. Ms. Antill has worked and volunteered in public libraries of all sizes for over 20 years. She loves using innovative ways to teach multiple literacies through cooking, and has presented at ALA Midwinter, the National Center for Families Learning Conference, and YALSA on this topic.

Thursday, July 16, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Region/Office: National
Jul 16, 2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET

Class Overview

Beyond the SEA is a webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM SEA). Speakers cover different topics of interest to health science librarians, health care practitioners, librarians, and other health focused groups in the region. Topics include new and updated National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, RML Awardee presentations on their research and outreach programs, Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Information Resources, Electronic Health Records, and many other topics related to health sciences and health care. All sessions are online webinars using WebEx, which allows for live phone conversation and online chat. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and made available for later viewing.
Pre-Register: Pre-registration is required.

Technical Briefs 

Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

Continuing Education

Link to Recordings

If you are unable to attend a session, webinars are recorded and added to the NNLM YouTube channel usually within one week.