Nutrition Lab

The Chef-in-Residence will provide cooking programs and nutritional literacy to the Greater Boston community.
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The Nutrition Lab, located at the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, serves as the Library's hub for nutrition literacy. Through the use of programs such as demonstrations and hands-on classes, the Nutrition Lab provides learning opportunities for healthy eating and a space to develop life and work skills focused on nutrition and meal creation. The Nutrition Lab is a place to build confidence, meet new friends, and gather as a community.

Building Multiple Literacies

Through the Roxbury Nutrition Lab, the BPL envisions a new and innovative way to deliver on its four core areas: literacy, spaces and programs, instruction, and cultural heritage. We believe cooking advances multiple literacies.

If you have any questions, please email

Please submit a brief proposal through the link below.


Based in the BPL's Nutrition Lab at the Roxbury Branch, the Chef-in-Residence program aims to increase nutritional literacy and cooking programs for community members of all ages. The program empowers patrons to explore cooking techniques, cultural heritage, nutrition, and Boston history by offering demonstrations, hands-on classes, and resources—free of charge.

Submit a Program Proposal

Please submit a Nutrition Lab Program Proposal below.

Donate to the BPL Spice Bank

Boston Public Library has announced the launch of the BPL Spice Bank, in collaboration with the Greater Boston Food Bank.

The Nutrition Lab is funded through private support raised by the Boston Public Library Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Boston Public Library. To learn more about how we are supporting programs at the Boston Public Library, please visit the Fund's website.

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