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Food Information You Can Use
At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL), we want to help you every time you eat! Our wide-ranging food-related programs, research, and educational materials are here for you on food.unl.edu – stop by and visit us often.
Eating a healthy diet can help in the prevention or management of several diet-related diseases. The Internet is filled with “dietary advice” and it can be hard separating the helpful from the harmful. In this section, we’ll help you choose foods that are good for your health. And, we’ll even help you purchase and prepare them, including a selection of easy-to-prepare, delicious and nutritious recipes.
Global food distribution has increased the need for improved food safety protocols. UNL is a valuable food safety resource for consumers, food service, temporary foodservice/farmers’ market vendors and food processors/manufacturers.
Food allergies occur in 6 to 8 percent of U.S. children and 2 to 3 percent of adults. Learn what UNL is doing to help protect people from allergenic foods. Access resources that will help you better understand how to deal with a food allergy.
In the last five years there has been a significant increase in demand, consumption and production of locally grown foods in Nebraska. Local foods provide a fresher selection for all Nebraska consumers while supporting local agriculture. Whether you are a producer wishing to identify new market outlets or a consumer want to know more about using local foods, check out our many resources for you.
UNL is taking a fresh look at every muscle in meat animals and adding quality and value to meat from producers to consumers. Meat producers can find opportunities for training and helpful resources on our Web pages. Consumers will find information on how to prepare various meat cuts so the meat is both safe and delicious.
Along with recent tough economic times and the increased popularity and access to farmers' markets and locally grown foods, there has been a surge of interest in home canning, freezing, and drying of foods. If you’ve never preserved food at home before or need a refresher course, we have lots of resources to guide you through the process.
UNL Food Processing Center helps put new foods on the shelf. We can provide assistance with feasibility studies, market development, processing and packaging. UNL works with small start-ups and large international food companies.
4-H provides lots of opportunities to learn about foods, nutrition, and food preservation. Learn about the many projects and activities that 4-H offers youth. And if you are an adult helping with a 4-H activity, find additional resources to use in the classroom, 4-H club meeting, or any event with kid.
UNL is recognized internationally for its food-related research. Learn more about some of the things we are doing in this section.