In August 2010, Nebraska Extension launched a statewide Food website with the goal of developing Internet-based content that reached and was relevant to the general public as well as multiplier groups such as educators, health professionals, and media outlets. It was a pioneer in connecting all the Extension food-related areas of a university on one "umbrella" website.

The Food website houses information on food, fitness and recipes, educational resources, food safety and preservation, local foods, and youth/4-H as well as links to the Nutrition Education Program, Food Allergy Research and Resource Program, Meat Products, and the Food Processing Center.

Website information is personally developed by Extension staff or provided predominately by links to government agencies and other Extension websites nationwide.

Educational delivery methods include:

  • newsletters
  • blogs
  • podcasts
  • calendar
  • videos
  • Web articles
  • downloadable education materials (e.g. PowerPoints, handouts), posters
  • access to subject matter experts.

Using our Resources

We welcome you using and sharing our materials with others. If you use or adapt just parts rather than using them "as is", a credit line is appreciated. An example is "Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension at". If you adapt the materials to include your own recipes, etc., please indicate you have "adapted" the material(s). Please leave recipes provided by other organizations "as is".

Criteria for Content on the Food Website

The foremost goals of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension Food & Fitness team Web presence are delivering research-based knowledge from UNL and showcasing the educational programs, materials and resources available through UNL Extension.

The appearance of external hyperlinks on this webpage does not constitute endorsement by the UNL Extension Food & Fitness team of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. Unless otherwise specified, the UNL Extension Food & Fitness team does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.

All links are provided with the intent of meeting the mission of UNL Extension and the Food & Fitness Team. The UNL Extension Food & Fitness team strives to utilize external hyperlinks from sources that are considered unbiased and research-based from organizations/associations that are from the US government (e.g., USDA, CDC, FDA), other university Extension offices, commodity food groups, and research-based nonprofit institutions (e.g., American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association)