Written by Nicole Busboom, EFNEP Extension Assistant What are the main factors in determining what we eat? Look and taste of course! Spices provide color and flavors to our food. Do you like your food spicy, sweet, bitter, nutty, citrus, or savory? There are many different combinations to add flavor to your food. Make your… Continue reading All About that Spice!
Written by Marni Shoemaker, UNL Dietetic Intern Despite many interventions to increase vegetable intake, 93% of children in 2010 do not meet daily recommendations (CDC, 2014). Encouraging children to eat more vegetables is a major priority since vegetables provide important nutrients necessary for a healthy body, and the dietary patterns learned as a child are… Continue reading Kid-Friendly Veggie Recipes
Written by Marni Shoemaker, UNL Dietetic Intern With the start of fall, it’s a great time to enjoy your warm, freshly baked goods! Baking is fun to do once chilly weather hits, however, many of those warm comfort foods can be detrimental to your healthy diet. Most baked goods are full of added sugars and… Continue reading Healthy(er) Baking
Written by Morgan Hartline MS, RD, LMNT Extension Program Coordinator When you’re buying a new food from the grocery store, what goes into your decision? Is it the design of the package? Is it the reputation of the product’s company toward its employees? Or, is your decision made by the Nutrition Facts Label? Odds are,… Continue reading Food Label Confusion
Written by Natalie Sehi, MS, RD, LMNT, Extension Educator Sandwiches, in my opinion, are one of the easiest meals to prepare. According to usfoods.com Americans eat close to 300 million sandwiches every day, which is about one sandwich per day. Sandwiches work well whether you are on the go or have the time to sit… Continue reading National Sandwich Month
By Morgan Hartline, MS, RD, LMNT Extension Program Coordinator Basic food preparation is a skill that everyone should have, yet many of us do not. You don’t have to be a chef or have fancy equipment to cook at home. By learning the basics of cutting, cooking, and baking you can produce wonderful and simple… Continue reading The Art of Basic Food Prep
Written by Caitlin Littrell, UNL Dietetic Intern Summer is the time of year when a lot of us are packing up the car to go on a road trip with the family or buying a plane ticket to see our friend half way across the country. This often entails eating out, convenience store stops and… Continue reading Eating Smart While Travelling