About Nebraska Extension

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Nebraska Extension brings University of Nebraska expertise and research in 8 key areas of impact directly to Nebraskans from all walks of life in each of the state’s 93 counties. Nebraskans turn to Nebraska Extension to strengthen their families, inspire their communities, empower young people, conserve and protect natural resources and advance their farms, ranches and businesses.

Strong, healthy families and communities and reduced healthcare challenges lead to better lives for all Nebraskans. Extension is addressing childhood obesity by improving access to safe, nutritious food and encouraging health decisions in terms of eating and physical activity. Extension brings University research and resources to all Nebraskans through nutrition education for all ages, food safety training and connecting producers and farmers with local programs such as farm-to-school. We’re creating consumer confidence in our food system and nourishing the health and vitality of Nebraskans across the state.

Enhance The Health & Wellbeing Of All Nebraskans

By connecting with Nebraska Extension, Nebraskans are healthier in every respect—physically, mentally and economically—leading to an even better quality of life, greater prosperity and a promising future for all.

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About the Food Website

In August 2010, Nebraska Extension launched a statewide Food website with the goal of developing Internet-based content that reached and was relevant to the general public as well as multiplier groups such as educators, health professionals, and media outlets. It was a pioneer in connecting all the Extension food-related areas of a university on one "umbrella" website.

The Food website provides simple tips, recipes, and free resources for everyday food and fitness. Website information is developed by Extension staff or provided predominantly by links to government agencies and other Extension websites nationwide.

Criteria for Content on the Food Website

The foremost goals of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension Food & Fitness team Web presence are delivering research-based knowledge from UNL and showcasing the educational programs, materials and resources available through UNL Extension.

The appearance of external hyperlinks on this webpage does not constitute endorsement by the UNL Extension Food & Fitness team of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. Unless otherwise specified, the UNL Extension Food & Fitness team does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.

All links are provided with the intent of meeting the mission of UNL Extension and the Food & Fitness Team. The UNL Extension Food & Fitness team strives to utilize external hyperlinks from sources that are considered unbiased and research-based from organizations/associations that are from the U.S. government (e.g., USDA, CDC, FDA), other university Extension offices, commodity food groups, and research-based nonprofit institutions (e.g., American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association).

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If using or adapting our materials, please acknowledge the author(s) and University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension unless otherwise credited on the website. An example credit line would be:

Authored by [Insert author name and credentials if available], University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension. [Insert resource name], [Insert url for resource], [Insert access date].

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