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

Nebraska passed LB 304, part of the Nebraska Pure Food Act in 2019 which greatly expanded Nebraska’s cottage law.  Before that, homemade food could only be sold at farmers markets. 

Nebraska harvest is in full swing! Enjoy the wonderful Ag products on your dinner table for an added boost of protein and potassium. For more recipes or to learn how to cook raw dry bean, go to: https://food.unl.edu

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

Planting a garden can be more than just eating for the summer time. Preserving your fruits and vegetables can alow you to have home grown vegetables and fruits whenever you want them. This can be a fun project, but you want to make sure your tools are up to regulation to keep you safe. The USDA recommends pressure canner guages be tested regularly for accuracy.