UM Nutrition Program Helping Create Children’s Area for Double Decker

Department to educate families on importance of healthy living at 20th annual arts festival

Children enjoy Double Decker festivities just as much as adults.

Children enjoy Double Decker festivities just as much as adults.

OXFORD, 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, set for April 25, the children’s area will be in the Lafayette County Chancery Courthouse parking lot. The area is designed to educate parents and children 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 with NASA and the UM 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