National Food Days, Weeks & Months
Contributors: Kayla Colgrove, MS, RD, UNL Extension in Gage County; Alice Henneman, MS, RD, UNL Extension in Lancaster County; and Lisa Franzen Castle, MS, RD, PhD, Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
Questions or comments? Email Kayla Colgrove, MS, RD, ACSM-CPT
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National Food Days
- Eat Beans Day (July 3)
- 4th of July (July 4)
- Macaroni Day (July 7)
- Ice Cream Day (July 21, 2013 - third Sunday of the month)
- Hamburger Day (July 28)
National Food Weeks
- Salad Week (4th week)
National Food Months
Macaroni has such a versatile shape that it works equally well in salads, soups, and even topped by your favorite pasta sauce. Why not experiment on Macaroni Day by using fiber-rich whole grain pasta or part whole grain pasta in your favorite pasta dish.
Image courtesy of Cattlemen's Beef Board & National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Fill up, not out, on fruits and veggies in a lightly dressed salad! Check your Farmers Market for fresh, locally grown produce.
Thinking about a career in the culinary arts?
Read these before you fire up the grill!
Summer is a time for picnics - follow these tips to keep picnic food safe:
UNL Extension's Calendar of Food Days, Weeks, and Months is a monthly, web-based food-themed calendar. It provides resources for selected national food-themed days, weeks, and months.
We hope this provides you inspiration for blogs, tweets, programs, and articles.
~Kayla Colgrove, MS, RD, ACSM-CPT
► For more timely food tips and inspiration, visit my blog, Making HealthieRDecisions
UNL Food Features
(Updated March 3, 2014)
- Healthy Bites Newsletter
March: National Nutrition Month
- Cook It QuickNewsletter
- Food Reflections Newsletter
Holiday Tips via Pinterest
- Walk Nebraska Newsletter
February Issue: Walking Indoors
- Making HealthierRDecisions
- Nutrition Know How Blog
(A new tip posted weekly)
- Discover Foods Blog
(a new tip posted weekly)
- Cook It Quick Blog
(published 1 -2 times/month)
- Agri-Cultural with Dr. Lindsay
- Food, Nutrition & Health by the Month Calendar
- Food Fun for Young Kids (Pinterest)
- Easy (& Healthy!) Everyday Recipes (Pinterest)
- "Choose MyPlate" Update (video)
- 4-Day Throw Away (food safety app)
- Choose MYPlate: Selected Consumer Messages (free PowerPoint and online slide show)
- Test Your Salt Savvy (quiz)