Written by Dustin Stegen, MS, SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator As we all know, or for some who have willfully forgotten, Valentine’s Day is here again. Valentine’s Day is a great time in which we tell our loved ones how much they mean to us in a special way. Our love can go out to our friends,… Continue reading Caring for your Sweetheart
Written by Lisa Larkin, SNAP-Ed Extension Associate What do you think of when you hear the words “Super Bowl?” The actual game, the halftime show or the commercials might come to mind, but if you are anything like me, your thoughts immediately go to the food! And when you think of game day food, it’s usually… Continue reading The Big Game
Written By Jessica Meuleners, MS, RD, LMNT, SNAP-Ed Assistant Extension Educator Have you ever found yourself staring at the winter squash in the grocery store wondering, “What is that and how do I even cook it or eat it?” If you have, you’re not alone! Winter squash looks very intimidating. They are heavy, awkwardly shaped,… Continue reading What’s That Veggie? Spaghetti Squash
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