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’s that time of year to begin enjoying corn-on-the-cob.  Now, how to prepare the “best” corn-on-the-cob.  There are numerous ways to prepare corn-on-the-cob successfully turn this Nebraska vegetable into a staple on your table.  Choose the cooking method that is most convenient for you and your family. 

Seasonal and Simple is a guide to help you select, store and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes use simple preparations and seasonings, so you can taste the goodness of a fruit or vegetable at the peak of its flavor. The fruits and vegetables are listed in the guide by their growing season — spring, summer and fall. Nutrients and associated health benefits are listed with each fruit or vegetable.

It’s frighteningly and easy to overcook—or undercook—food in your microwave.  And that’s not a surprise. Learn more about successfully cooking in the microwave. 

TEST YOUR MICROWAVE SKILLS:

1.  You can heat food in a take-our container; old whipping topping bowls or magarine tubs in the microwave oven?

Cottage Law Food Safety Training

Nebraska Extension is offering an instructor facilitated, in-person Food Safety Training for all  Cottage Food Producers in North Platte at the West Central Research & Extension Center on  May 13, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

An egg can float in water when its air cell has enlarged sufficiently to keep it buoyant. This means the egg is old, but it may be perfectly safe to use. Crack the egg into a bowl and examine it for an off-odor or unusual appearance before deciding to use or discard it. A spoiled egg will have an unpleasant odor when you break open the shell, either when raw or cooked. (Source: USDA/FSIS)

How to cook eggs safely