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Food, Nutrition and Health: UNL Resources

A UNL Extension web site with timely new information every month, including Nutrition Specialist Dr. Lisa Franzen-Castle's monthly newsletter, Healthy Bites.

 

Food, Nutrition, Health & Fitness News

September Is Better Breakfast Month

Breakfast

Image courtesy of USDA SNAP-Ed Photo Gallery

Breakfast. What does that mean to you? At my house, breakfast during the week looks different then breakfast on the weekends. During the week, my family grabs something quick like cereal, oatmeal or toast. On the weekends, we are more likely to make something like pancakes or French toast that take a little more time.

Many studies have shown that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It refuels our body after a long night of sleep, helps to improve the academic performance of youth at school, and helps adults perform better at work. Breakfast is important for all ages, but especially kids as they head off to school.

For those kids that are not interested in eating breakfast at home, check into the breakfast program at school. School breakfast programs are becoming more and more popular, as parents, teachers, and administrators are learning the many benefits that breakfast has to offer. Visit these FUEL UP to Play 60 Nutrition Education Resources for more information regarding the importance of breakfast related to student academic achievement and health. 

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September's feature article provided by Natalie Sehi, MS, RD and Extension Educator

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Blogs

Nutrition Know How

Nutrition Know How Blog

Practical tips from 4 women  and moms who know nutrition!

 

Making HealthieRDecisions

Making Healthier Decisions Blog

Inspiration from a registered dietitian (RD), who is also a Certified Personal Trainer, on nutrition and exercise.

 

Cook It Quick Blog

Cook It Quick Blog

Recipes and kitchen tricks that help you enjoy healthy foods that taste good and are quick to prepare.

 

 Discover Foods Blog

Discover Foods Blog

Midwest foods with a southern flair from a food scientist / foodie.

 

Agri-Cultural with Dr. Lindsay

Agri-Cultural with Dr. Lindsay Blog

Learn from an agriculturist (and foodie!) where food comes from, how it is grown or raised, practices in place to ensure it is safe, environmental influences, and more.

 

Online Newsletters

Healthy Bites

Healthy Bites Newsletter

Focuses on a food theme related to that month.

 

Cook It Quick

Cook It Quick Newsletter

Helping you cook healthy food in a hurry! 

 

Food Fun (for younger children)

Food fun for Young Children Newsletter

Serving up quick, healthy meal & snack ideas for younger children.

 

Walk Nebraska

Walk Nebraska Newsletter

Designed for Nebraskans and walkers everywhere to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle by making walking and healthy eating an important part of your personal wellness program. 

 

Food Reflections

Food Reflections Newsletter

Provides "how-to" information on food, nutrition, and food safety. 

 

 

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