UMaine Extension teams up with local libraries to offer food, fun and reading

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is teaming up with three Washington County libraries to offer Food, Fun and Reading classes for youth in grades k-2. Through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Extension and library staff will read a food-related story to participants, lead a hands-on snack making activity and share fun and easy ways to be healthy.
Porter Memorial Library in Machias, Peabody Memorial Library in Jonesport and Calais Free Library will host one-hour sessions throughout July and August between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit the Washington County Extension EFNEP web page []  for a detailed schedule.

EFNEP is a Federal Extension program focused on reducing nutrition insecurity for families and youth. The program incorporates hands-on learning and applied science to help individuals and families move toward self-sufficiency, nutritional health and well-being.

The classes are free; registration is not required. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.255.3345;