Students sought for study on dietary knowledge, cooking skills

Scientists in the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture are recruiting students to take part in a study about their ability to acquire and prepare nutritious food.

Students who prepare their own food are encouraged to complete the one-hour survey to help researchers understand their cooking skills. Participants will be paid $10 for completing the survey.

Respondents must be at least 18 years old and sophomore- or junior-level students who are not majoring in food science and human nutrition. They also must not live in the dorms or with their parents. All information provided will be kept confidential.

Those interested in participating can reserve their appointment online. For more information, email