UMaine seeks children for nutrition program



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.

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Bill Pearson

Bill Pearson

Former Ellsworth American reporter worked at the Piscataquis Observer for 3.5 years before joining the American. The Corinna native served one term on the SAD 48 Board of Directors.