Food Studies Program

Reports and Media Coverage

Publications by our Faculty


Ongoing
Food Studies Program at the University of Southern Maine Digital Commons
This is a repository for a variety of research documents and tools created by Food Studies students and faculty.

February 2019
Maine's Food-Based Business and Farm Succession Technical Support and Planning Service Providers
A resource compiled and produced by the Food Studies Program

January 2019
Niche Pork: Comparing Pig Performance and Understanding Producer Benefits, Barriers, and Labeling Interest
A report co-authored by Dr. Jamie Picardy, et al, and published in the Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems Journal

September 2017
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): A Lifeline for Hungry Mainers
A follow-up report to Hunger Pains, written by Dr. Sandra S. Butler, professor at University of Maine, Orono's School of Social Work

February 2017
Hunger Pains: Widespread Food Insecurity Threatens Maine's Future
A collaborative report by Good Shepherd Food Bank and Preble Street Resource Center with contributions by USM's graduate students and Dr. Michael Hillard

 

In the Press

March 25, 2019
Portland Press Herald (op-ed by Michael Hillard and Mark R. Swann)
Maine Voices: College Students Need to Fill Their Stomachs to Fuel Their Brains

July 25, 2018
University of Southern Maine, Food Studies Program News Item about graduate student intern Kate Holcomb
After the Internship: What's Next?

June 2018
University of Southern Maine, Maine Economic Improvement Fund
MEIF Infographic

May 1, 2018
University of Southern Maine, Office of Public Affairs
Food Studies Program Hosts First-of-its-kind Gubernatorial Dialogue on Hunger

February 5, 2018
University of Southern Maine, Office of Public Affairs
Replay: "The USM Update" (featuring Michael Hillard, Director of Food Studies Program, and 2 Food Studies Program students)

November 22, 2017
University of Southern Maine, Office of Public Affairs
USM Voices: Hunger Banquet Teaches Us All to Be Thankful

May 30, 2017
The Chronicle of Higher Education
A Professor, Laid Off, Returns as Provost to Plot Her University's Comeback

May 8, 2017
University of Southern Maine Alumni May Newsletter
Chew on This: New Food Studies Program

April 27, 2017
University of Southern Maine Spotlight (newsletter for the public put out by USM's Admissions office)
Chew on This: New Food Studies Program

April 23, 2017
Portland Press Herald (op-ed by Ardis Cameron)
"Real Food" Shouldn't Be Hard to Get in Maine

April 18, 2017
Free Press (article by USM student Asia DiBenedetti)
Sustainable Solutions to Food Insecurity

Spring 2017
Slow Money Maine
USM Food Studies Program

February 22, 2017
University of Southern Maine, Office of Public Affairs
Launch of the USM Food Studies Program

February 21, 2017
Bangor Daily News
New USM Food Studies Program Taking an Interdisciplinary Look at Food Systems

February 11, 2017
Bangor Daily News
New Report Lays Out Why So Many Mainers Go Hungry

January 26, 2017
WMPG Tuesday Night Talk Radio Club with Chris White
Michael Hillard, Food Studies Program Executive Director, interview

December 23, 2016
Bangor Daily News
Make This Place Feed Me

November 7, 2016
Free Press
USM Launches a Food Studies Program

September 16, 2016
Portland Press Herald
USM Ready to Get Students Started in Maine's Food Scene