LODI – To kick off Health Literacy Month – a time for organizations and individuals to raise awareness about the importance of understandable health information – the Lodi Memorial Library is hosting a pair of healthy eating programs for kids and adults.
On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2:30-4 p.m., a dietician from ShopRite will host a “Kids Culinary Challenge,” where she will create delicious, healthy snacks for children.
On Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5:30-7 p.m., she will be back to do the same for adults and teens in seventh grade and above.
Health Literacy Month was started in 1999, according to healthliteracymonth.org. “Over the years health care organizations, community services, health literacy coalitions, government agencies, literacy programs, universities, and many others have hosted a wide range of Health Literacy Month events,” the website states. Such events include how-to workshops for professionals, wellness programs for patients and the public, and educational programs for students.
In addition to the culinary challenge events, the Lodi Memorial Library is hosting a number of other health-related programs throughout October. A complete list can be found on the library’s website .
Space for the culinary challenge events is limited. To reserve spots, call the library at 973-365-4044.
The library is at 1 Memorial Drive.