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Timely, helpful, research-based information for use in your daily life

Get tips, recipes and resources for all the Food Days, Weeks and Months in October in our October Food Calendar.


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Healthy Bites


October - Cranberry Month

Cook It Quick

sweet potatoes, oranges and pork casserole

Fall Fruit and Veggie Tips and Recipes (pumpkin, apples, acorn squash, potatoes)

Food Fun (for younger children)

Strawberry Chocolate Bites

Strawberry Chocolate Bites

Walk Nebraska

fall leaves

Safety Tips for Walking

Food Reflections


Do You Really Know How Much You Eat?


Recipe Central

Enjoy healthy cooking from your own kitchen. Use recipes from our Recipe Central collections to get started!


Nutrition Know How


Dehydrating Herbs

Making HealthieRDecisions

Applesauce oatmeal muffins with blueberries

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins with Blueberries ..."The Best Muffins Ever"

Cook It Quick Blog

Microwaved Omelet

Microwave Omelets and Scrambled Eggs

Discovering Foods Blog

sweet potato pudding

Sweet Potato Pudding 

Agri-Cultural with Dr. Lindsay

brussels sprouts

Women vs. Men: Takeout Food Preferences


Save Time - Microwave It! Microwave it -magazine cover

New! Interactive Magazine (UNL Extension Zmag publication)

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National Food Days, Weeks, and Months

Check out TIPS, RECIPES, and RESOURCES forOctober

pumpkinOctober  is the month for Chocolate Day, Oatmeal Day, Halloween, National School Lunch Week,  Apple Month, Cranberry Month, and more ....


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