Food Studies Program
USM celebrates health and sustainability with local fish
The University of Southern Maine’s dining operations celebrating their success in a three-year, ocean-to-table initiative, achieving a goal of sourcing 100 percent Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested white fish. With the success comes a new designation: “champions” in the Gulf of Maine Research Institute seafood program. And it all began with a student effort.
USM Students Learn About Food Waste One Leaf At A Time
As part of Campus Compact's Campuses for Environmental Stewardship program, students in three courses (Food and Environment, Green Events, Sustainable Business Practicum) are working together to study food waste and food recovery.
USM leads the conversation with lectures on food service industry, higher education and more
Don't miss these free lectures this month, all at Hannaford Hall on the University of Southern Maine Portland Campus!
Replay: 'The USM Update,' September 2019
"The USM Update" is back. This month, we discuss the relatively new Promise Scholarship, the Gateway to Opportunity program, which engages local youth and with meaningful work experiences, and two internships completed by our Food Studies students.
In Eden’s Garden: How one USM student is helping feed Maine’s hungry
Eden Martin, a Food Studies minor at USM, is using her internship with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to help feed Maine's hungry.
Food Studies Interns Make REAL Change!
Food Studies intern, Eden Martin, helps glean spinach for asylum-seekers in Portland.
Earth Day Seed-Planting Event a Huge Success!
Jamie Picardy's FSP 210 class hosted a seed-planting event to celebrate Earth Day.
Director Michael Hillard in Portland Press Herald
"Maine Voices: College Students Need to Fill Their Stomachs to Fuel Their Brains" was written by Michael Hillard and Mark R. Swann and was published on March 25, 2019. Read it here.
USM hosts first-in-the-Northeast hunger summit
More than 500 students, faculty and activists gathered recently at the University of Southern Maine for the 2019 Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit, the 13-year-old organization’s first summit in the Northeast.
Weekly Event Highlights
A selection of events from around the university between March 14-21.