Ellsworth American Covers FoodCorps Cooking Class for Third-Graders

The Ellsworth American reported on a cooking lesson for third-graders that was held as part of an initiative between FoodCorps and Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School (EEMS). The Maine FoodCorps program is the state branch of a national program that teaches healthful eating, expands school-based gardens and increases locally grown food in school cafeterias. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension oversees the state program. The FoodCorps initiative is “all connected to gardening, hands-on activities and cooking, to get more of an understanding of what our bodies need, eating healthily and developing positive relationships to food and nutrition,” said FoodCorps service member Isabel Neal who has been visiting the third-grade classroom nearly every week since last fall and works on other gardening and education projects with other EEMS classes weekly, according to the article.