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Food and Health 


Nutrition, Fitness, & Health
Enjoy Food Be Active with Purdue Extension

MyPlate Kids' Place - Kids will find games, videos, songs, activity sheets, recipes, and tips to help them eat healthier and move more. Parents and teachers will find new ways to help kids make healthier food and physical activity choices. Teachers and professionals can also add the resources to summer camp and back-to-school efforts.

Super Tracker - My Foods, My Fitness, My Health - Get your personalized nutrition and physical activity plan. Track your foods and physical activities to see how they stack up. Get tips and support to help you make healthier choices and plan ahead.

Fruits and Veggies More Matters - Learn how to increase your intake of fruits and veggies and the benefit you'll gain from doing so.

Five Minutes Or Less For Health

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Food Allergies and Intolerances Resource List: Have you or someone you love recently been diagnosed with a food allergy or intolerance? Use this resource list produced by the USDA to educate yourself.

Being Active: Activity at Any Age; Chair Exercises; Activity Tip Sheet

Nourish Your Bones: Building Bones for a Lifetime; Choose Dairy; Did You Know; Family Conversation; Smoothie Party Invitation

Blues, Blahs, & Bouncing Back: Handout

The Eyes Have It: The Eyes Have It; Activity Pictures; Eating for Your Eye Health; Look After Your Eyes

Jest For The Health of It: Humor for Your Health


Family Nutrition Program
The Family Nutrition Program increases the ability of individuals and families with limited resources to utilize their food dollars and food stampes appropriately and provide a safe meal environment.  For more information on the this program, visit our FNP page.


Food Preparation
The University of Lincoln-Nebraska has created a page with a number of excellent resouces about food preparation.  Check it out here
!  Also find information about ingredient substitutions, meal planning, and holiday meal safety. 

Ingredient Substitions: What do you do when you don't have the correct amount of an ingredient? Use this publication to determine what you can substitute!

Stress Free Breads: Stress Free Breads; Taking Time to be Stress Free

Using a Slow Cooker: Eating Right with a Slow Cooker; Lesson Guide; Is It Done Yet?; Food Safety; Testing Your Slow Cooker; Kitchen Thermometers

Sweeteners - Natural & Artificial: Handout


Food Preservation
Would you like to learn more about home food preservation?  Visit the University of Georgia's National Center for Home Food Preservation.


Food Safety 


Chocolate, It's Okay, Really!


Healthy Holidays
Learn how to make it through the holidays (or any days) without all those extra calories.  Visit Tiny Tastes Total BIG Calories from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Healthy Guests: Happy Holidays - Safety Tips for Brilliant Buffets and Perfect Party Platters

Holiday Food Safety Success Kit from the Partnership for Food Safety Education - Enjoy recipes and food safety tips.


Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information regarding Food & Health:

Health and Human Sciences Extension - Provides resources for consumers to understand and evaluate nutrition and food safety information.