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Materials and Online Programs for Food, Nutrition and Health - Related Education

We offer a variety of FREE materials in our Food, Nutrition and Health Educational Resources section you can download and use in your educational programs.

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PowerPoints, Handouts, Videos, Online Slideshows


Key to Materials in this Section

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  1. Slow Cooker Meals powerpoint iconhand graphic
     
  2. Feeding without the Fuss (younger children) powerpoint iconplay videohand graphic
     
  3. Healthy Cooking with Fresh Herbs powerpoint iconplay videohand graphic
     
  4. Spending Your Calorie Salary - FOR TEENS powerpoint iconplay video
     
  5. Homemade Holiday Beverage Mixes in a Jar  powerpoint iconplay videohand graphic
     
  6. Prevent Portion Distortion powerpoint iconplay videohand graphic
     
  7. How Should You Spend Your Calorie Salary? powerpoint iconplay videohand graphic
     
  8. Mix It Up - to Expand Your Holiday Gift-Giving Dollar - Food Mixes in a Jar powerpoint iconplay videohand graphic
     
  9. Choose MyPlate: Selected Consumer Messages powerpoint iconplay video
     
  10. Name that Veggie! powerpoint iconplay videohand graphic
     
  11. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010: Quiz Yourself! powerpoint icon play video
     
  12. What You Should Know about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 hand graphic
     
  13. Test Your Salt Savvy hand graphic
     
  14. Tiny Tastes Can Total BIG Calories over Winter Holidays
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  15. How to Bake Gluten-Free with Sorghum Series hand graphic
    1. How to Bake Gluten-Free with Sorghum (includes recipes)
    2. Gluten-Free PowerBars
    3. Gluten-Free Grab 'n Go
    4. Gluten-Free: A Special Treat: Cupcakes and Baking Tips
    5. Gluten-Free Baking Gets Better with Sorghum
       
  16. Color Yourself Healthy
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  17. Supermarket Savings: 16 Tips that Total BIG Bucks! 
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  18. Name that Food!
    play video powerpoint icon  hand How much do you really know about the foods you eat? Find out by playing this game (designed for groups)
     
  19. The Garden Grocery: Food Safety & Selection at the Farmers' Market
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  20. Meet the Grain Group
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  21. Add a Little SPICE (& HERBS) to Your Life
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  22. Food for Thought: FOOD QUOTES
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  23. Fitness Indulgence
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  24. Let's Play "FOOD" Ball!
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  25. Hitting for Home Plate
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  26. 30 Mypyramid Steps to a Healthier You
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Online Extension Educational Programs (some also offered live)


  1. Walk Nebraska  
    Through Walk Nebraska, you will walk on your own, but select a trail for a "virtual walk" across Nebraska.
     
  2. Small Steps to Health and WealthTM
    This health/finance program is designed to motivate you to implement change strategies that simultaneously improve your health and personal finances. You can register for classes OR watch recorded past sessions.
     
  3. Control Diabetes for Life
    Videos and handouts shown used in the "live" class.

Additional Extension Sources of  Handouts

Several sections of the Food, Nutrition, and Health section of food.unl.edu include printer-friendly copies of materials suitable for use as handouts. For additional materials for programs, news articles, blogs, tweets and more, check these sections:

  1. Recipe Central
    Healhy, easy-to-prepare recipes and recipe collections that assist people in implementing MyPyramid recommendations. Many are especially targeted toward using local foods.
     
  2. NebGuides / Other Publications
    These University of Nebraska–Lincoln publications cover a variety of food, nutrition and related food safety topics.
     
  3. Healthy Bites
    Healthy Bites is a monthly newsletter, posted around the first of each month. Each month, a different food theme for that month is explored.
     
  4. Walk Nebraska (newsletters)
    Walk Nebraska newsletter topics from exercise as an immunity boost to wearing layers when being active outdoors in cold months. They are formatted so they can be used as handouts.
     
  5. Cook It Quick
    Many of the topics available in this section are available in a printer-friendly format and may be used as handouts. They also provide content for newsletters, blogs, tweets, etc.  You can sign up to receive a monthly email update when new materials are added to this area via the Cook It Quick Newsletter.
     
  6. Food Reflections
    Timely topics on food and nutrition issues are offered in Food Reflections newsletter. A printer-friendly copy is included for each issue. Visit this page to view the topics covered plus sign up for the monthly email announcement when a new newsletter is added to the site.

 

UNL Food Features

(Updated April 6, 2014)

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