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From border to border in Nebraska, UNL Extension is making an incredible impact on the success of our state — its youth, its families, its farms and ranches, its communities, its economy. Please check these websites for more "know how, know now" information.
Healthy Cooking with Fresh Herbs
Change the taste and appearance of your foods from "ordinary" to "extraordinary" by adding fresh herbs. Learn about cooking with (and planting!) fresh herbs in the following slides. Download a related handout giving the basic herb handling tips and food combinations.
Healthy Seasonal Cooking during the Spring
Onions, asparagus, strawberries, rhubard, garlic and spinach are some vegetables to look forward to this spring.
Find tips and recipes, such as for the Rhubard Strawberry Cake pictured on the right.
Check out TIPS, RECIPES, and RESOURCES for May.
May is the month for such times as No Diet Day, Herb Week, Food Allergy Week, Beef Month, Egg Month, Strawberry Month, Osteoporosis Prevention Month, and more ...
Where's the Beef? Learn More about Beef Cuts with New NUBeef-Anatomy App! (available from iTunes and the Google Play Store for Android)
The new NUBeef-Anatomy app allows users to navigate through the anatomy of beef cattle and learn more about bones and muscles found in the carcass.
"This makes the app relevant to chefs and consumers as they determine proper methods of preparation," according to Steven Jones, professor of animal science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who developed the media with EdMedia's instructional multimedia designer Vishal Singh.
Receive Monthly Tips through our Newsletters and Blogs
Check our online newsletters for monthly inspiration and ideas on Food and Fitness. Here's what's happening this month:
►Discover Foods Blog: Written by a "food scientist by training and a foodie by practice."
- Read about "Asparagus - A Sign of Spring" and check out Dr. Jone's recipe for Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter."
►Walk Nebraska: Tips and how-to's on walking for health and well-being
- Tai Chi Walk is known as a calm, methodical form of “meditation in motion,” where one creates a “mind-body connection” that carries aspects of the martial arts activity, Tai Chi. The gentle movement of Tai Chi is a form of walking comprised of focus, flowing movement and deep breathing. Learn more and how to do the the Tai Chi Walk ...
►Healthy Bites (Covers a food theme for that month)
There’s no magic bullet to preventing cancer, but research shows up to two-thirds of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, physical inactivity and poor diet.
Read this month's newsletter for tips on how to reduce your risk of cancer by eating healthy, being physically active, and getting screened.
►Making HealthieRDecisions Blog: Inspiration from a registered dietitian, (RD) who is also a Certified Personal Trainer, on nutrition and exercise.
- Read about "A Healthier Recipe for Beef Roast" in Making HealthieRDecisions Blog
►Cook It Quick newsletter: Monthly tips, resources, and recipes for quick, healthy eating.
- The Partnership for a Healthier America, Let's Move!, USDA's MyPlate and the nation's top recipe creators have created a MyPlate Recipes Pinterest Board featuring hundreds of tasty recipes for anyone looking for healthier meals. 12 of these MyPlate Recipes are featured in the May Cook It Quick Newsletter.
►Nutrition Know How Blog: A blog written by moms giving practical tips from 5 University of Nebraska experts who know nutrition.
- The first week after Easter is known as Egg Salad Week. It's a chance to use up any Easter Eggs, as long as the eggs were handled safely. Here's a tasty and colorful recipe for Broccolini with Hard-Boiled Eggs to use this week (hard-boiled eggs will keep for one week in the fridge after they have been prepared.
►Cook It Quick Blog: Features fast and healthy foods from a dietitian who likes to spend time eating, but not necessarily cooking!
- Hear! Hear! for Fresh Herbs April is time to start thinking about planting fresh herbs. Plant herbs outdoors after the last day of frost in the spring to avoid losing plants to a late freeze. Check this blog entry from last year to see some of the summer results of planting herbs in the spring.
►Food Reflections: Provides "how-to" information on a current food, nutrition, or food safety topic
- Portion sizes have gotten bigger over the past 20 years, and so have we! Larger portions add up. Just 100 extra calories per day can lead to a weight gain of 10 pounds per year. Maintaining a healthy weight is a balancing act … balance calories in with calories out.
Learn what you can do to prevent portion distortion.
►A Runner Eats Blog: Written by a dietitian who was an All-American runner at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It will help you reach your goal, whether you’re a marathoner in it for fitness and competition or a weekend warrior who enjoys local fun runs and 5Ks.
- Read "An Attitude of Gratitude" in A Runner Eats blog and learn how a runner copes when an injury keeps her from running.
A Runner Eats Blog
Written by a dietitian who was an All-American runner at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It will help you reach your goal, whether you’re a marathoner in it for fitness and competition or a weekend warrior who enjoys local fun runs and 5Ks.
Cook It Quick! Blog
Recipes and kitchen tricks that help you enjoy healthy foods that taste good and are quick to prepare.
Nutrition Know How Blog
A blog written by moms. Nutrition Know How gives practical tips from 5 University of Nebraska experts who know nutrition. A new tip is posted weekly.
FREE Handwashing Posters & Other Materials
Help promote handwashing at your work or community site with these FREE materials! Includes a poster in English and Spanish, activity sheets for kids, table tents, health fair game, more ... Download here...