McNamara speaks with BDN, WAGM about new Maine Farm to School Institute

Jade McNamara, a University of Maine assistant professor of human nutrition, spoke to the Bangor Daily News and WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) about the creation of a new Maine Farm to School Institute, an effort she is leading. The institute will train school communities and other stakeholders to establish their own farm to school programs and explore approaches to promote student nutrition education programs, including school gardens and local food sourcing. “The ability to have our own institute and tailor the needs around Maine schools is key,” McNammara said to the BDN. “Creating school gardens, helping schools buy local produce from farmers is a great way to support our state’s agriculture and support the health of our kids.”