UMaine Extension offers free virtual nutrition course beginning Jan. 3

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will hold a nine-session virtual nutrition class for young adults aged 19-25 and adults with young children. The course, titled “Eating Smart, Being Active,” will begin on Jan. 3 and run through the end of February.

The course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to make healthy food choices. Each session will cover a different topic related to nutrition, like food budgeting, meal planning, food safety and cooking tips, and include interactive activities, discussions and resources. Participants will also receive free cooking tools and a cookbook after completing all nine sessions. 

Participants can choose between two time slots. Classes will meet Wednesdays, either from 9-10 a.m. or noon-1 p.m., on Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31, and Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28. 

Class size is limited and registration is required. For more information, to register or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Vanessa Young at 207.255.3345 or