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Nutrition and Education Program

Jean Ann Fischer Human Sciences Program Leader, Extension Educator, and Nutrition Education Program Director

M.S., Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005
Dietetic Internship, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1991
B.S., Dietetics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1990

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist

When registered dietitians uphold our high standards of practice, we are uniquely trained and qualified to work at the intersection of nutrition science, medicine, research, physiology, behavior, health and the human relationship with food and physical activity.


Areas of Expertise:

    Implementation, evaluation and advising of individual and policy, systems, and environmental change approaches in nutrition and physical activity behaviors and chronic disease prevention
    Medical nutrition therapy as part of the health care team

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2018: USDA Certificate of Appreciation: EFNEP Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Workgroup2017: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Omtvedt Innovation Award for Extension2017: Nebraska Extension Chester I. Walters Extra Mile Award2015: Nebraska Extension Innovation in Team Programming Award:Nebraska Voices for Food2011: BryanLGH Trauma Champion2009: BryanLGH Trauma Champion2002: Nebraska Dietetic Association Young Dietitian of the Year1996: Lincoln General Hospital Caring Touch Award
2017-Present: Nebraska Extension Human Sciences Program Leader, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2013-Present: Assistant Extension Educator and Nutrition Education Program Director (SNAP-Ed/EFNEP), University of Nebraska-Lincoln2009-2013: Assistant Extension Educator, Nutrition Education Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2006-2010: Adjunct Instructor, Southeast Community College2000-2001: Adjunct Instructor, Union College1991-2009: Clinical Dietitian, Lincoln General Hospital/Bryan LGH Medical Center West
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics