Participants sought for research on taste, whole grains for older adults

Participants are needed for a University of Maine research project on taste and whole grains for older adults, being conducted 12:30–5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Sensory Evaluation Center, 158 Hitchner Hall.

Most Americans do not eat enough whole grains. UMaine researchers are studying whether taste is an important factor in deciding to eat whole wheat bread.

Participants must be at least 60 years old and able to read English. They cannot be gluten intolerant or have allergies to wheat, yeast, other bread ingredients or quinine, the flavoring in tonic water.

The test takes less than 40 minutes to complete. Participants will be paid $20 for completing the test.

For more information, contact Mary Ellen Camire, 581.1733;