Food Studies Program


Hungry College Student tshirt

USM awarded Campus Kitchen Grant

The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP), a national organization, has awarded a $6000 grant to a team of University of Southern Maine students to bring a Campus Kitchen to USM.
Amy Carrington

Meet Amy Carrington, our new Internship Coordinator!

Meet our new Internship Coordinator and Program Specialist, Amy Carrington!
Gubernatorial candidates Terry Hayes and Betsy Sweet

Food Studies Program hosts first-of-its-kind gubernatorial dialogue on hunger

About 200 people attended a first-of-its-kind dialogue on hunger featuring six candidates for Maine governor. The Portland Campus event — hosted by the the University of Southern Maine’s Food Studies Program — spent more than 90 minutes looking at the severity of hunger in Maine, its causes and possible solutions.
Tiia Kand, 2018 Featured Graduate

Tiia Kand, 2018 Featured Graduate

Kand has made the most of her time at USM. She competed as a three-season athlete in Track & Field and Soccer, served as a resident assistant on the Gorham Campus, worked various off-campus jobs and concluded her work as a Mitchell Institute Scholar.
Draven Walker

In the Spotlight: Food Studies Minor Draven Walker

One of our Food Studies minors, Draven Walker, is interviewed! Read more here.
August DeLisle ‘12 and his wife, Torie

Portland Press Herald honors August DeLisle ‘12 with Source Award

USM alumnus August DeLisle ‘12 has been honored by the Portland Press Herald with a Source Award for his work as an organic farmer.
Katelyn Seavy

New USM Student Body President Food-Focused

Katelyn Seavey, the newly-elected Student Body President at the University of Southern Maine, has an interest in the Campus Kitchen Project and composting! Check out this article in the Free Press to learn more about her and her work.
Richard Bilodeau

In the Spotlight: Food Studies Professor Richard Bilodeau

One of our Food Studies professors, Richard Bilodeau, is interviewed!
FSP 210 Students

Professor Picardy Encourages Tasty Choices

Students in Professor Jamie Picardy's Food and Environment (FSP 210) enjoyed a week of hands-on learning!
Sara Ghezzi

In the Spotlight: Food Studies Professor Sara Ghezzi

One of our Food Studies professors, Sara Ghezzi, is interviewed! Read more here.