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Maine SNAP-Ed's Anne-Marie Davee featured on WCSH 'Fit at 5' program

AMDaveeUNE’s School of Community and Population Health, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed) team was recently featured on WCSH Channel 6’s “Fit at 5” segment conducting a "Cooking Matters" class with Maine middle school students.

On November 20, 2013, Anne-Marie Davee, M.S., R.D., L.D., Senior Nutrition Program Coordinator for Maine SNAP-Ed, assisted Healthy Androscoggin’s Nutrition Educator, Marin Weiner, M.S., in instructing the class of students at Auburn Middle School. The Students prepared taco rice with seared greens and participated in a “blubber burger” activity in which they measure and visualized the amount of fat in selected fast food meals.

Maine SNAP-Ed is funded by the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which is administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and implemented through a contract with the University of New England. Maine’s SNAP-Ed utilizes the Healthy Maine Partnership agencies statewide as access points for SNAP-Ed delivery. This obesity prevention program strives to educate Maine SNAP recipients on low cost, healthy eating and active lifestyles.

"Cooking Matters" is a national program of Share Our Strength, an organization dedicated to ending chilhood hunger in America. In Maine, "Cooking Matters" is implemented through a partnership between the Good Shepherd Food Bank and the SNAP-Ed Program.  The number of "Cooking Matters" classes being conducted has increased dramatically, connecting low-income Mainers to nutritious foods and nutrition education. Local support for the "Cooking Matters" program is provided by Hannaford Supermarkets, which contributes the ingredients needed for the class as well as additional groceries for students to take home and share with their families.

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Posted on: 12/10/2013

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