Food, Nutrition & Health Education

The Food, Nutrition and Health program area focuses on improving nutrition, physical activity and food safety outcomes for Nebraskans.

Dial Gauge Pressure Canner Lid Testing

Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County offers free dial gauge pressure canner lid testing. Weighted gauges do not require testing. Residents may drop off your dial gauge pressure canner lid at 444 Cherrycreek Road, Suite A, Lincoln, NE 68528 during office hours M–F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. We will call you when the canner lid is ready to be picked up at your convenience. The process usually takes 1–3 days before being able to pick it up.


  • Nutrition School Enrichment Kits

    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.

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  • Nutrition Education Program

    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.

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  • Well Connected Communities

    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.

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    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.

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  • Choose Healthy Here

    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.

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  • Double Up Food Bucks

    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.

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Our local staff helps manage and create articles for Extension's statewide website. Top resources include:

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Recipe Central

Quick and healthy meal ideas.

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Healthy Tips

Make meal planning, shopping, and cooking easier.

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FREE posters, presentations and handouts.

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Easy, at-home workouts with minimal equipment.

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