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
Written by Joyce Reich, Extension Associate The old slogan of “milk does a body good” still holds true. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, milk is a naturally good source of all kinds of nutrients including calcium, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, and vitamin B12. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, thiamine, and zinc.… Continue reading Milk and Milk Alternatives
Written by Brenda Sale, Extension Associate I remember when I was a kid, ordering a large beverage at a fast food restaurant meant you were served 16 ounces. Today that same large request is anywhere from 32 to 64 ounces. Choosing healthy beverages and understanding what is healthy is more challenging than ever before. Soft drink… Continue reading Re-Think Your Drink
Written by Brianna Frickenstein, Extension Assistant Spring is here and summer is close behind, which means it is time to start barbecuing! It is important to remember the food safety rules (clean, separate, cook and chill) along with other important safety measures while having a barbecue. From Grocery Store to Home When shopping, be sure… Continue reading Barbecue Safety
Written by Carrie Miller, MS, RD, Extension Educator My five year old daughter was chewing gum and I asked her where she had gotten it. She responded, “Don’t worry, it is gluten-free.” Gluten-free awareness has gotten so great that in addition to my daughter’s awareness, my church is also being gluten sensitive and offering gluten-free… Continue reading Should My Family Stop Eating Gluten?
Written by Ranae Aspen, Associate Educator Beginning a garden does not need to be cumbersome. With a few tips and guides, you can have fresh vegetables on your table this summer. Gardening begins with a plan, equipment and a little creativity. Begin the thought process by assessing the space that you have. Gardening can happen in… Continue reading Gardening for the Health of it!