Cindy Brison

Cindy Brison, RD

Nebraska Extension Educator | Food, Nutrition & Health


  • M.S. in Community Nutrition & Home Economics from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • B.S. in Home Economics - Dietetics from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Certificate in Training/Proctor in ServSafe® and Alcohol from the National Restaurant Association

Extension Education Focus

The focus of Cindy's work is in nutrition and health, with a specialization in food safety.

Current Educational Offerings

  • 4-H: School Enrichment Classes, I-Cook, and Water Works
  • Eating Smart From the Start for Child Care Providers
  • ServSafe Food Safety Programs: Managers, Food Handlers, Employees, and Safe Alcohol Service

Professional Recognition

  • UNL Extension Innovation in Team Programming, UNL Extension, 2014
  • Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Fuel Up to Play 60 Challenge Leadership award, 2013
  • Emerging Dietitian of the Year in Omaha, Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2013
  • Florence Hall National Award, Third Place, NEAFCS, 2012
  • Program Excellence Through Research National Award, NEAFCS, 2012
  • Florence Hall Regional Award, Second Place, NEAFCS, 2012
  • Program Excellence Through Research Regional Award, First Place, NEAFCS, 2012
  • Nebraska Advisor of the Year-Fuel Up to Play 60 State Award, Fuel Up to Play 60, 2012

Publications | Curriculum

  • Henneman, A., Colgrove, K., Wells, C., Franzen-Castle, L., Jones, G., Peterson, A., Chichester, L., Larvick, C., Albrecht, J., Goffena, J., Brison, C., Losey, A., Schneider-Miller, C., Urbanec, N., Nemec, B. (2014). UNL FOOD website. Lincoln: UNL FOOD Website. University of Nebraska FOOD Team.
  • Franzen-Castle, L., Fenton, A., Henneman, A. C., Topp, A., Plugge, B., Brison, C., Schwarz, C., Strasheim, C., Tickner, C., Wells, C., Schroeder, D., Goffena, J., Hanna, J., Murray, J., Bearnes, K., Hinrichs, K., Boeckner, L. S., Crandall, L., Werth, L., Loftis, M., Frecks, N., Versch, R., Williams, S. N., Koszewski, W., Hansen, S., Reich, J., Vonderohe, R., Wright, R., Luck, P., Tusler, C., Behrends, D., Johnston, B., Glup, S., Marston, T., Jones, P., Vyhnalek, M., Fischer, J., Demasters, C., Steffen, J., Kneifl, K., Colgrove, K. (2014). Control Diabetes for Life Statewide 2011-2012 Program Impact. Lincoln, NE: EARS Report. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.
  • Hewlings, S. and Medera, D. (2009) Nutrition Real People, Real Choices. Chapter: Assuring a Safe Food Supply Real People, Other Voices.(p. 377).

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