Rebar cited in BDN article on move to renew nutrition education program

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about a move to renew a nutrition education program for low-income residents. Less than a year after saying it wanted to dismantle the program, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services is working to reinstate it for up to five years, according to the article. The state agency recently published a request for proposals from organizations interested in running the federally funded nutrition education program known as SNAP-Ed, the article states. UMaine Extension, which ran the program for 16 years until 2012, will apply for the contract, according to John Rebar, UMaine Extension’s executive director. “We think it’s a very important program, and we’re looking forward to putting together the best proposal we can,” Rebar said.