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 student picking kale at Winslow Farm

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!
USM Update taping September 2019

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.
Eden Martin

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.
Eden Martin, Food Studies intern

Food Studies Interns Make REAL Change!

Food Studies intern, Eden Martin, helps glean spinach for asylum-seekers in Portland.
Earth Day 2019

Earth Day Seed-Planting Event a Huge Success!

Jamie Picardy's FSP 210 class hosted a seed-planting event to celebrate Earth Day.
Michael Hillard at the 2019 UFWH Summit

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.
Mark Rank

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.