Consumption is the opportunity for an individual to gain access to food in a physically safe, financially viable, and culturally competent way. May include restaurants, food pantries, food trucks, and meal assistance programs.
Defined by the Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Community Food Systems Program
MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future.Learn More
University of Nebraska and Partner Resources
Nebraska Harvest of the Month
Nebraska Harvest of the Month is a statewide farm to school program that features a different Nebraska specialty crop each month of the school year. The program promotes local sourcing of fruits and vegetables, and provides schools with resources to support sampling and serving local foods to students. Schools have the opportunity to expand Nebraska students’ palates and increase student interest in healthy foods, nutrition and agriculture by participating. Nebraska Harvest of the Month Toolkit materials are available to download for free.Learn More
Nebraska Produce Vendor Search
The Nebraska Produce Vendor Search is provided by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Click here to see which vendors accept nutrition program benefits including: SNAP, WIC and Senior vouchers and Double Up Food Bucks!Learn More
The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) helps families on a limited budget make healthier food choices and choose physically active lifestyles by acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior changes necessary to improve their health. NEP is free to all participants who meet income guidelines. Additionally, NEP participates in Policies, Systems and Environmental (PSE) strategies that impact communities. These strategies include school wellness, community and school gardens, healthy food pantries, and child care center wellness. Together with community partnerships, NEP strives to improve the health of Nebraskans.Learn More
Additional Food Assistance Programs and Information
Families who are participating in NEP may also want to explore these resources.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)*
Nebraska SNAP online application or
Phone: (800) 430-3244
* SNAP is formerly known as the Food Stamp Program.
- Nebraska Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
- Nebraska Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)