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Children get a chance to sample bugs

Children visiting the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine got a chance to broaden their culinary horizons. They were treated to a menu filled with bug recipes during the museum’s first bug fest.

PORTLAND (WGME) Children visiting the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine got a chance to broaden their culinary horizons on Friday.

They were treated to a menu filled with bug recipes during the museum’s first bug fest.

Children also got to try their hand at bug art projects, including cricket sound makers. They also held a bug scavenger hunt.

But best of all, they got a chance to eat real bugs.

The message to the children was people around the world enjoy bugs as part of their diet.

"There's incredible nutritional value and also just the idea of sustainability. Insects are really a sustainable food source. To raise a cow versus harvest some insects makes a lot of sense and it's a food source for millions and millions of people throughout the world. We're just trying it out today says"

Kyle DeVaul, Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine.

Some favorite items were cheddar worm mac and cheese, sour cream and cricket onion dip and banana worm pudding.

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