Food & Nutrition

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Food & Nutrition

New workshop focuses on preventing food safety issues

Food manufacturing owners, production supervisors, quality assurance managers and other food safety professionals are encouraged to attend the Preventative Controls for Human Food Course June 14-16. The course will be at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 141 N. Ninth St. in Lincoln.

Registration open for youth food competition in Grand Island

Raising Nebraska, the agricultural literacy exhibit open year-round at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds, is hosting a competitive food preparation event for youth ages 10-18.

Rockey stresses importance of ag research during Heuermann Lecture

Sally Rockey, executive director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, said advances in agricultural research have played a significant role in improving life expectancy and quality of life and will be critical to feeding the world's growing population.

Husker Food Connection coming to City Campus April 21

Husker Food Connection will take place April 21 at the Nebraska Union Plaza on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's City Campus.

Heuermann Lecture to focus on food and agriculture research

Sally Rockey, executive director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, will speak at the next Heuermann Lecture April 26.

Filley-Garey lecture to address how regulations act as disincentives for application of science

Daniel Sumner, Frank H. Buck, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at University of California, Davis, will present this year’s Filley Garey lecture “Animal Agriculture Facing Pressure from Regulations and Private Standards” on April 22.

WeCook after-school program engaging local underserved youth

Childhood obesity has become a major health problem for youth in the United States. This is especially true among low-income families that often lack the time and budget to commit to proper nutrition. Nebraska 4-H Youth Development is addressing this issue through a program called WeCook: Fun with Food and Fitness.
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Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement to honor 4, elect new members

he Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement will honor Doris and Ivan Rush, Doug Gibson and Frank Johannsen at a banquet at 6 p.m. April 8 in the Great Plains Room of the Nebraska East Union.

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