Food, Nutrition & Health


The Food, Nutrition and Health program is focused on improving nutrition, physical activity, and food safety outcomes for Nebraskans. The Food Website is a pioneer in connecting all the Extension food-related areas of a university under one umbrella website.

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Food, Nutrition & Health

As the flood waters recede and we begin the process of assessing the damage, we will need to assess the safety of the food in our pantries and cupboards.  Please follow the following safety tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: -Do not eat any food that may have come into contact with flood water. If in doubt, throw it out. -Do not eat food packed in plastic, paper, cardboard, cloth and similar containers that have been water damaged.

"Pressure Cooking 101" featuring the Istant Pot! Tricks, tips and taste testing!  Learn how a pressure cooker can make healthy eating simple and quick! Limited seating. Register at the Dodge County Extension Office.

Class Fee $15.00  -  Phone - 402-727-2775

The 5th Annual Small Acreage Conference sposored by: Alternative Growers Group will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. at the Rybin Building Washington County Fair Grounds, Arlington, Nebraska.

The conference includes concurrent talks by local alternative agriculture producers, Extension Specialists, and state wide sustainable agriculture experts. The keynote speaker is Dennis Ferraro, Professor of Practice in the School of Natural Resources, UNL.  He will speak on"Wildlife in the Landscape - How to Cohabit".

Eating Smart and Moving More -

This nutrition education program will focus on 7 topics that addrss the fundamentals of eating healthy meals on a budget, and the importance of physical activity. Each lesson will be taught by a Registered Dietitian and will focus on a different topic to help you to Eat Smart and Move More.  Lessons include recipe sampling and cooking techniques.

The Healthy Food Retail Recognition Program in Dodge, Saunders and Washington County — Choose Healthy Here — has been selected as one of 50 members of the HealthyCommunity50 in the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge to receive a $10,000 Community Seed Award.

By participating in the Challenge, the Nebraska Extension office in Dodge County is in the running to receive additional funds that would support its local program.