Food Studies Program


A vendor wearing rubber gloves packs strawberries at the Tustin farmers' market on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Tustin, CA. (Chris Carlson/Associated Press)

Farmers Get Resourceful in the Face of the Pandemic

Maine Public posted this article on their website about farmers needing to redirect their sales from restaurants to direct consumers in light of the pandemic.
Food Town USA book cover

Food Studies Welcomes Mark Winne Back to USM

The Cumberland County Food Security Council and the Food Studies Program at the University of Southern Maine are proud to host Mark Winne, author of Food Town USA, for a panel discussion on Portland’s locally-grown food system.
Jamie Picardy

Professor Picardy Gets International Attention!

Writer Marc Casanovas from the Spanish periodical La Vanguardia interviewed Food Studies Professor Jamie Picardy on her recent research with consumer knowledge of and preferences for seafood.
Food Waste, photo by Gregory Rec, Portland Press Herald

Great article in the Portland Press Herald about food waste!

Check out this fantastic article in the Portland Press Herald entitled, Each Year, Maine's K-12 Schools Waste About 7 Million Pounds of Food.
Lauren Olson

Art and Food Studies? You betcha!

Food Studies Graduate Certificate student Lauren Olson combines her art and her internship.
Student prepping food for the event

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: Creativity in Action!

On November 20th, students in Tourism and Hospitality Professor Sara Ghezzi's Green Meetings and Events course planned and executed a special Green Event.
Eden Martin and Lisa Marie Lindenschmidt (Food Studies Administrative Specialist)

We love our WorkStudy students!

We love our WorkStudy student, Eden Martin!
Cameron Reynolds, Jim Denz, Kathleen Rattazzi

These USM students want to make brewing more sustainable

Through a unique grant-internship opportunity, USM students Kathleen Rattazzi and Cameron Reynolds are working to make Maine breweries more sustainable.
Food Studies Interns Kathleen Rattazzi and Cameron Reynolds

Food Studies Interns: Leaders in Training

On November 18th, 3 Food Studies Interns, Eden Martin, Cameron Reynolds, and Kathleen Rattazzi, attended the Inaugural Maine Food Production Leadership Council Working Session.
USM Update taping November 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' November 2019

In the November episode of "The USM Update," USM President Glenn Cummings sits down to talk about groundbreaking biology research at USM, global leadership through the Maine Model United Nations program, and how USM is leading the way in sustainable seafood initiatives.