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UMaine seeks children for nutrition program

Written by  Bill Pearson Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 9:26 am

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

Award-winning reporter Bill Pearson worked 3.5 years with the Piscataquis Observer in Dover-Foxcroft. The Corinna native served one term on the SAD 48 Board of Directors. Pearson covered Bucksport, Brooksville, Orland, Penobscot, Dedham, Verona Island and Castine.

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