Rural Families Eat for Health Project Underway
Dr. Elaine Anderson and Dr. Bonnie Braun are collecting data this summer for their Rural Families Eat for Health project, funded by the Maryland Agricultural Extension Service. The two FMSC faculty members and graduate students Kate Speirs, Nicole Finkbeiner, and Patty Fanflick have been conducting interviews with mothers and grandmothers on the Eastern Shore and in Western Maryland to learn more about the eating habits of families with pre-school children. Of particular interest is their purchasing and preparation of fruits and vegetables. The researchers are partnering with Dr. Virginie Zoumenou in Cooperative Extension and her UMES students.
Findings will inform future development of nutrition education programming.