Sat, November 13, 2021 3:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center
Parkway Central Library
Update: this event has been postponed due to rain! The new date is November 20, 2021
Kids' Wellness Day is a collaboration between the Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central Children's Department, The Free Library Culinary Literacy Center's Nourishing Literacy team, and author Stacey Woodson, MS, RD, LDN. Join us for an afternoon of delicious, nutritious food, + reading, movement, cooking, and activities! Meet on Saturday, November 13, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Shakespeare Park for this FREE multigenerational outdoor event. All are welcome, especially children ages 11 & under, their caregivers, parents, families, and educators!
Author Stacey Woodson will read to families from her book Delicious and Nutritious: The Princess of Picky Eating Tries New Foods and lead us in a fun & educational activity! Stay for a cooking demonstration from Nourishing Literacy and try a taste of their culinary creations! Children's Librarian Ms. Becky will lead mini kids' yoga movement & mindfulness segments. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase a copy of Woodson's book and get it signed by the author!
About the author: Stacey Woodson, MS, RD, LDN is a dietitian-nutritionist and entrepreneur. She is a counselor, speaker, and author on the topics of nutrition and wellness. She loves teaching children about healthy eating and introducing them to new foods. She also has a passion for representing and affirming children of color through her work. Stacey enjoys gardening, foraging, yoga, and spending time in nature. Delicious and Nutritious: The Princess of Picky Eating Tries New Foods is the first book in her series. It was inspired by and loosely based on her children. Stacey lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband, three children, and her cat.
About the book: Stubborn but sweet Sloane will only eat foods beginning with the letter 'B': butter, beans, and blue corn chips. Children will love learning basic nutrition facts while finding out why Sloane started eating delicious new foods. This tale talks about foods from far across the globe that have to be delicious and nutritious, otherwise the Princess of Picky Eating wouldn't even try them! This nourishing story is for anyone looking to instill the importance of healthy eating into the children in their life. This multicultural book is also perfect for anyone looking to add diverse stories to their classroom, office lobby, or local and home libraries.
Shakespeare Park is located on the Parkway, directly across the street from the Parkway Central Library at 1901 Vine Street.
In case of rain or other inclement weather, this event will be postponed to the following Satruday, November 20, 2021, 3:00-4:30 p.m.