ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is looking for one hundred 9- and 10-year-olds living in Ellsworth, Orono and Dover-Foxcroft to take part in a research project studying how proper nutrition affects childhood health. Participants can earn up to $80.
Maine is leading the five-state project called iCook. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved $2.5 million for Maine, Nebraska, South Dakota, Tennessee and West Virginia to study health patterns of youngsters who take a more active role in their families’ meal preparation.
As part of the 12-week iCook course, the treatment group will learn how to grocery shop and prepare healthy meals.
Those interested in participating should contact the University of Maine Extension Office at 581-3315.