Dumas speaks to BDN about planning small Thanksgiving Dinner

Robert Dumas, food science innovation coordinator at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about tips for planning a small Thanksgiving dinner. Families, Dumas said, should ensure they have a balanced meal with protein, starch and vegetables. “Look at your local farmers markets and build your side dishes there, especially as it pertains to vegetables,” said Dumas, who manages the Dr. Matthew Highlands Food Pilot Plant at UMaine. “The traditional Thanksgiving is based on the New England seasons. You’ll see all the greatest hits of Thanksgiving right there.”