Food, Nutrition & Health Education
The Food, Nutrition and Health program area focuses on improving nutrition, physical activity and food safety outcomes for Nebraskans.
Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County's Nutrition School Enrichment Kits include lessons and supplies for grade-specific, hands-on learning activities to teach students about health, nutrition and physical activity.
The Lancaster County Nutrition Education Program (NEP) helps families on a limited budget make healthier food choices and choose physically active lifestyles. NEP has programs for adults and youth.
Nebraska Extension is implementing Well Connected Communities — which is aimed at cultivating wellness across the country — through hosting a Health Equity Coalition and training adult and youth Master Health Volunteers.
Go Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (Go NAP SACC) walks child care providers through five simple steps to make healthy changes to their program.
Choose Healthy Here is for large or small grocery stores and convenience stores who want to increase their healthy food sales. Working with Extension, your store can create a retail environment where it's easy to make the healthy choice.
Nebraska Double Up Food Bucks gives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients up to $20 per day in fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers and retailers.
Meet the Lancaster County Team
Our local staff helps manage and create articles for Extension's statewide website. Top resources include:
Quick and healthy meal ideas.
Make meal planning, shopping, and cooking easier.
FREE posters, presentations and handouts.
Easy, at-home workouts with minimal equipment.
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