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UM Hospitality Management Program to Give Back to the Children During Double Decker Arts Festival  

Posted on April 13th, 2015 by staff

Written by Lauren Bartelli

Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 9.54.02 AMOXFORD, MISS. – Children attending the 20th annual Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford this year will have their own area of fun hosted by University of Mississippi’s Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management.

As a part of the festival’s Square Fair, the children’s area will be located in the Lafayette County Chancery Courthouse parking lot on Saturday, April 25. The area is designed to educate both parents and children of Lafayette County on the importance of nutrition through various interactive booths with games and food. Sports themed booths will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“The way our department uses this event is to give nutritional information to the community, so they can understand what healthy living is about,” said Jeremy Roberts, instructor and coordinator of marketing and events for nutrition and hospitality management.

The NHM department has teamed up with NASA and UM’s School of Pharmacy to create this event for the arts festival.

For more information on the Square Fair children’s area, call Jeremy Roberts at (662) 915-2621 or email at