Lisa Franzen-Castle Portrait

Lisa Franzen-CastlePhD, RD

Professor and CEHS Associate Dean (Faculty Affairs)
Extension Specialist

I received my Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a major in nutrition and minor in anthropology. I am a registered dietitian and received my Master and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). I am a Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist with UNL in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences. Additionally, I serve as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Education and Human Sciences. My duties are divided 50 percent to Administration, 35% to Extension, and 15 percent to research.
Administration: leadership and administration, vision, communication and collaboration, and personnel and resource management.
Extension: Planning, marketing, teaching, conducting and evaluating educational programs and materials related to nutrition, health and wellness education for adults.
Research: Conducting applied research in nutrition education and nutritional behavioral changes for adults.


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Lisa's Resources

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Food Website

The Food website houses information on food, fitness and recipes, educational resources, food safety and preservation, local foods, and youth/4-H as well as links to the Nutrition Education Program, Food Allergy Research and Resource Program, Meat Products, and the Food Processing Center.
Food and Fitness, Healthy Recipes, Food Safety | UNL Food | University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Shared By: Lisa Franzen-Castle

iCook 4-H Curriculum
Shared By: Lisa Franzen-Castle
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Creating Balance with Food & Fitness Curriculum

Created by a team of Extension Food and Nutrition Specialists, Educators, and Assistants, Creating Balance with Food and Fitness is a four-part lesson explosion that provides food and nutrition educators with over 25 hours of programming for adult audiences.
Creating Balance with Food and Fitness | Foods & Nutrition | Publications | Nebraska Extension | UNL Marketplace
Shared By: Lisa Franzen-Castle
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Healthy Bites by the Month

Healthy Bites is a newsletter that focuses on a different food, nutrition and / or health theme for each month.
Healthy Bites | UNL Food
Shared By: Lisa Franzen-Castle
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Voices for Food

The Voices for Food materials - The Food Council Creation Guide and the Food Pantry Toolkit will equip communities with tools to provide education and support in the areas of food systems, food councils, collaboration, nutrition, meal preparation, food safety, resource management, guided client-choice pantries, and cultural competency. These tools are meant to improve individual and household food security through community engagement and the use of MyChoice practices in local food pantries.
Voices For Food
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Education and Academics

Lisa's Curriculum Vitae