A collaborative venture between MIHGH (PI: JM Hock), UMaine (PI: A White) and the Greater Eastport Ecumenical Churches Association (President: C Windhorst), funded by the Davis Foundation and the Maine Community Foundation.
Completed Needs Assessment of 70 people living in the Eastport and Pleasant Point communities to establish the knowledge of good nutrition, cooking methods and food safety. A GIS study evaluated the extent to which the local built environment for human health.
Using foods commonly found in local food pantries, supplemented by fresh vegetables and fruit, Dr. White worked with dieticians, Marie Emerson and Denise Harris to create a curriculum on cooking skills and families eating together that was implemented at the Eastport Labor of Love teaching kitchen. Classes ended in December 2011.
Eastport high school students were trained in human subjects research and helped with subject recruitment and data collection.