An MTSU student who pours knowledge from his academic discipline into feeding the hungry was the guest on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Nicholas Rush, a senior dietetics major in the Department of Human Sciences‘ Nutrition and Food Science Program, first aired Feb. 20 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. You can listen to their conversation above.
Rush serves as a youth ambassador for No Kid Hungry, a campaign run by the national nonprofit organization Share Our Strength. The group’s activities include research, advocacy, education and providing meals for children during and after school hours and in the summer.
The Tennessee Justice Center in Nashville connected Rush with the No Kid Hungry program.
“I’m actually working on the ‘Breakfast After the Bell’ program to increase (school) breakfast participation in counties all across Tennessee,” Rush said.
“Last semester, I was doing a lot of research with the counties that were doing well with their breakfast participation and … also counties that were not doing well.”
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.