Over the years, attention to nutrition has changed the types of school lunches that are offered in Maine. The Obama Administration revamped the federal school lunch program, and the Trump Administration is now reversing some of those changes. We'll learn how schools are meeting the demands of providing quality lunch to students and ensuring that those who qualify for free and reduced lunch are getting their needs met. What are the challenges that students and school lunch programs face? We'll also learn why a handful of Maine towns have opted out of the federal program.

The Brain-Stomach Connection

Mar 22, 2018


Why do we sometimes eat the entire bag of potato chips instead of just a serving (or two)? Why is it so hard to stick to a diet? We'll hear from two experts on why we eat the way we do, how to eat healthier, and the latest news from the world of good nutrition.

A still from We Have to Talk About Hunger

Maine Public TV Air Time:
Sat., November 19 at 11:00 am

Although Vermont is the healthiest state in the country, one in five children live in hunger. How can that be?

A panel of medical experts discusses how what we eat may affect our risk of getting cancer.  A recent report about the dangers of eating processed or red meat has many of us reconsidering our diet.  Learn the latest on nutrition and cancer.

Guests: Dr. Devon Evans, medical oncologist, New England Cancer Specialists
Paul Blakeslee, MMC oncology dietician
Karen Schilling, MMC oncology dietician

Helping Mainers eat healthy without breaking the bank, or spending all day in the kitchen.

Guests:  Jacqueline Stevens, a SNAP-Ed health educator
  David Turin, chef-owner of 4 David's restaurants in Southern Maine
  Sam Hayward, founding chef and one of the owners of Fore Street restaurant in Portland
  Reeve Chase, Let's Go Program Managers

We all know the value of healthy eating.  But who among us has the time, energy and resources to eat right?  We'll get answers to questions about eating well while on a budget.  We'll also get tips on not needing to spend a lot of time in the kitchen but still preparing good, nutritious food. 

Guests: Courtney Kennedy, Nutrition and Education Manager at Good Shepherd Food Bank - she works with their program Cooking Matters


Aug 21, 2013

  All things blueberries - from their nutritional value to farming them.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Susan Davis MS, RD, Nutrition Advisor, Wild Blueberry Association of North America 

David Bell, Executive Director, Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine 

Greg Bridges, a wild blueberry farmer


Apr 25, 2013

  Good nutrition and does eating organic make a difference? Two doctors discussed health, wellness and eating right.

 Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Dr. Dan Nadeau, Medical Director at York Hospital, co-author of The Color Code: A Revolutionary Eating Plan For Optimum Health 

Mike Noonan, DC, Dipl. Ac. (AACA), Noonan Wellness and Chiropractic