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.

Active in all 93 counties and at food.unl.edu

Food, Nutrition & Health

It is that time of year when weather related emergencies may arrise.  The following website can help to answer immediate concerns or questions you have related to food in your home. 

Bad Idea to Store Perishable Food Outdoors

During the winter months when outdoor temperatures are low, the idea of storing some foods outdoors may be a common practice, or at least a logical option. Extension urges you to understand the potential health risks of improperly chilling food which is to be eaten later. There are true risks when food is stored in unconventional methods.

Winter is a great time to make homemade jam or jelly.  Nebraska Extension has just released their newest Food Preservation Newsletter, "So You Want to Preserve".  To download a copy go to:  https://food.unl.edu/jams-jellies-and-preserves 

Healthy eating is important throughout the year, but the holidays create unique challenges.

The holidays can be notorious for rich foods and overeating. But with a commitment to stick to nutrition goals, New Year’s resolutions can focus on something other than weight loss.

Here are a few sensible tips for maintaining healthy practices through the holiday season.