Awards and Accomplishments

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Awards | Posters & Presentations | Publications

(In the past year, 2016, food.unl.edu had 2.6+ million pageviews from 225 countries.)

Awards - State, Regional, and National

  • 1st Place National Winner: Social Networking. Awarded for Successful Strategies for Using Facebook as the Hub of Our Social Media Presence to Alice Henneman, Kayla Colgrove, Cami Wells, and Lisa Franzen-Castle. Awarded by the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, October, 2017.
  • 3rd Place National Winner: Communications Newsletters. Awarded for Food Fun for Young Children Newsletter to Cami Wells, Alice Henneman, Kayla Colgrove, Amy Peterson, Jamie Goffena, Patricia Jones, Carol Schwarz, Natalie Sehi, Ann Fenton, Nancy Frecks, Jessye Goertz, and Lisa Franzen-Castle. Awarded by the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, October, 2017.
  • Creative Excellence Team Award (Nebraska Food Team – Alice Henneman, Cami Wells, Kayla Colgrove, and Lisa Franzen-Castle), Awarded by the Joint Council for Extension Professional and the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, September, 2016.
  • 1st Place National Winner: Social Networking. Awarded for a team approach to social networking to Alice Henneman, Kayla Colgrove, Cami Wells, Georgia Jones, Amy Peterson, Lindsay Chichester, Carol Larvick, Julie Albrecht, Jamie Goffena, Cindy Brison, Audra Losey, Carrie Schneider‐Miller, Nancy Urbanec, and Lisa Franzen-Castle. Awarded by the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, November, 2015.
  • Innovation in Team Programming Award. Awarded for Food website and social media efforts to Alice Henneman, Kayla Colgrove, Cami Wells, Georgia Jones, Amy Peterson, Lindsay Chichester, Carol Larvick, Julie Albrecht, Jamie Goffena, Cindy Brison, Audra Losey, Carrie Schneider‐Miller, Nancy Urbanec, and Lisa Franzen-Castle. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, November, 2014.
  • 2nd place National Winner: Communications - Internet Education Technology. Awarded to Kayla Colgrove, Alice Henneman, and Lisa Franzen-Castle for an innovative program using a monthly web-based calendar to promote food, nutrition, and health themes. Awarded by the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, September 19, 2013.

Posters & Presentations

  • Henneman, A., Motivating Consumers to Reduce Food Waste through a "Makeover Your Leftovers" Class. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.,  July, 2017. (Poster). http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(17)30384-6/fulltext
  • Franzen-Castle, L., Colgrove, K., Wells, C., Henneman, A. The Impact of "Boosted" Nutrition-Related Posts on Facebook Engagement. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.,  July, 2017. (Poster). http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(17)30402-5/fulltext 
  • Peterson, A., Henneman, A., Wells, C., Franzen-Castle, L., Colgrove, K. How to Use Free Online Photo Editing Tools and Apps to Make Your Own Photos Attract Social Media Engagement For Your 4-H Program AND Avoid Copyright Issues and Infringements. NAE4-HA Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2016. (Presentation).
  • Colgrove, K., Henneman, A., Franzen-Castle, L., Wells, C. How an Online Calendar of National Food Days, Weeks and Months Can Promote Healthy Eating Behaviors. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Session, Big Sky, MT, September 2016. (Poster).
  • Wells, C., Henneman, A., Franzen-Castle, L., Colgrove, K. Reaching Busy Parents of Young Children with Nutrition and Food Behavior Tips via an Email Newsletter. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Session, Big Sky, MT, September 2016. (Poster).
  • Henneman, A., Peterson, A., Franzen-Castle, L., Wells, C., Colgrove, K. Quick Tricks to Transform a PowerPoint from Boring Bullets to Powerful Pictures. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Session, Big Sky, MT, September 2016. (Poster).
  • Henneman, A., Peterson, A., Franzen-Castle, L., Wells, C., Colgrove, K. A Website Is Not a ‘Field of Dreams': How to Build it so They Will Come! National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Session, Big Sky, MT, September 2016. (Poster).
  • Colgrove, K., Franzen-Castle, L., Henneman, A., and Wells, C. Creating a Quick Inexpensive, and Fun Fitness Ball Activity to Help Youth Increase Physical Activity in Nutrition Programs. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. July, 2016. (Poster). http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(16)30176-2/abstract
  • Wells, C., Colgrove, K., Franzen-Castle, L., Henneman, A. Food Fun for Young Children Newsletter: Serving up Healthy Snacks and Meals that include Healthy Eating Behavior Strategies. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. July, 2016. (Poster). http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(16)30176-2/abstract
  • Henneman, A., Franzen-Castle, L., Colgrove, K., and Wells, C. Using Electronic Mailing Lists to Develop Constituencies, Engagement, and Opportunities for Knowledge and Behavior Change. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. July, 2016. (Poster). http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(16)30393-1/abstract
  • Henneman, A., Wells, C., Franzen-Castle, L., Colgrove, K., and Schwarz, C. Incorporating Methods of Reducing Potential Wasted Food into Recipes to Reach Consumers at a “Teachable Moment.” Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. July, 2016. (Poster). http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(16)30144-0/abstract
  • Kinsey, J., Sharrard, J., & Henneman, A. Duplicate Yourself! (How to Reach 100,000 people by Going Virtual with Your Demos). Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, San Diego, August, 2016. (Presentation).
  • Henneman, A., Franzen-Castle, L., Wells, C., Colgrove, K., Peterson, A. How to Use Free Online Photo-Editing Tools and Apps to Make Your OWN Photos Attract Social Media Engagement AND Avoid Copyright Issues and Infringements. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Session, White Sulphur Springs, WV, November 2015. (Presentation).
  • Franzen-Castle, L., Henneman, A., Colgrove, K., Ostdiek, D. Reduce your Workload, Re-use Existing Materials, and Recycle to New Formats: How using Digital Platforms can help you Work Smarter not harder. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Session, White Sulphur Springs, WV, November 2015. (Presentation).
  • Franzen-Castle, L., Henneman, A., Colgrove, K., Wells, C., Jones, G., Peterson, A., Chichester, L., Larvick, C., Albrecht, J., Goffena, J., Brison, C., Losey, A., Schneider‐Miller, C., and Urbanec, N. Social Networking Award - A Team Approach to Social Networking. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Session, White Sulphur Springs, WV, November 2015. (Presentation).
  • Franzen-Castle, L., Henneman, A., Brison, C., Schneider-Miller, C., Urbanec, N., Losey, A., Jones, G. Focusing on a Mutual Topic across Different Online Outlets to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, Pittsburg, PA. July 2015. (Poster). http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(15)00173-6/abstract 
  • Kinsey, J. and Henneman, A. C. How to Create Effective Social Media Images to Enhance Engagement. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, Pittsburg, PA. July 2015. (Poster). http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(15)00174-8/fulltext
  • Henneman, A. and Franzen-Castle, L., “A “Recipe” for Successively Helping People Improve Food and Nutrition Practices,” NEAFCS Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY, Sep. 18, 2014. (Poster).
  • Henneman, A., Franzen-Castle, L., Peterson, A., Larvick, C. and Wells, C. Gaining Interest with Pinterest for Food and Nutrition Related Topics. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Milwaukee WI, June 29, 2014. (Poster). http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(14)00210-3/abstract
  •  Henneman, A., Kinsey, J. and Franzen-Castle, L., Picture This! Increasing Online Engagement by Using Photos and Videos. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Portland, OR, August 9, 2013. (Poster). http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(13)00183-8/abstract
  • Colgrove, K, Henneman, A. C., and Franzen-Castle, L. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Portland, OR, Using a Monthly Calendar to Promote Food, Nutrition, and Health Themes. August 10, 2013. (Poster). http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(13)00182-6/abstract
  • Brinkman, P., Kinsey, J., and Henneman, A. JCEP Galaxy IV Conference, Joint Council of Extension Professionals, Pittsburgh, PA, Taking Programs 'Across the Bridge' into the 21st Century with Technology and Social Media.‘September 18, 2013. (Presentation).
  • Henneman, A. and Franzen-Castle, L., Changing Food Behavior through an E-mail Newsletter. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Washington, D.C., July 15, 2012. (Poster). http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(13)00769-0/abstract
  • Kinsey, J. and Henneman, A. Seeing Is Believing: Using Visual Images to Engage Community Online. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior,” Washington, DC, July 17, 2012.
  • Henneman, A. C., Peterson, A., Albrecht, J., Franzen-Castle, L., Jones, G., Behrends, D., Wells, C., Schwarz, C., Tickner, C., Creating a Food Web Site that Brings Together Gatekeepers from Farm to Factory to Fork. Food and Nutrition Extension Educators Annual Workshop, Kansas City, MO, July 23, 2011. (Poster). http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(11)00110-2/abstract

Publications