Cooperative Extension to host Walk and Cook Class in September

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FARMINGTON — University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is offering a Walk and Cook Class in September on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. — 12 p.m. at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office located at 138 Pleasant Street in Farmington.

EFNEP program is free to eligible adults with children in the household or young adults from 19-25 years old. In this Walk and Cook class participants will learn about:

– Benefits of physical activity
– Choosing healthy foods
– Food budgeting
– Meal Planning and Food Safety
– Food Security and Resource Management

Pre- registration is required.

To register for the class or request a reasonable accommodation, contact: Bella Russo, EFNEP CEA- Franklin County
Phone: 207.778.4650

University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

About the University of Maine: The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant, sea grant and space grant university, with a regional campus at the University of Maine at Machias. UMaine is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. UMaine Machias is located in the homeland of the Passamaquoddy Nation. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state’s public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution. It attracts students from all 50 states and 81 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,989 undergraduate and graduate students, and UMaine Machias enrolls 747 undergraduates. Our students have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees, as well as graduate certificates. UMaine Machias offers 18 degree programs. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine and UMaine Machias, visit and

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