Nutrition and Food Systems participate in State’s First Farm to School Week | Events
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Food and Nutrition Systems participated in the first Mississippi Farm to School Week in collaboration with Stone County’s Child Nutrition Director Myra Rayburn.
Rayburn, along with Southern Miss assistant professor Dr. Alicia Landry and graduate student Kelsey Lingsch, designed a menu for the students of Stone County School District. The locally grown menu included products from Indian Springs Farmers’ Cooperative of Petal, Blue Tara Organic Blueberry Farm in Poplarville, and Eubanks Produce Farms in Lucedale.
“As a department, our mission is to prepare students for careers as dietetic professionals who will enhance the quality of life for individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities in the state, region, and nation,” said Landry. “Nutrition faculty work very hard to be innovative and purposeful in all we do and being a part of local and national outreach to influence public policy is very important part of dietetics. Instilling the value of leadership, commitment, and health promotion in our students is invaluable.”
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