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Nutrition and Education Program

Jean Ann Fischer Human Sciences Program Leader, Associate 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 Food2009, 2011 BryanLGH Trauma Champion2002 Nebraska Dietetic Association Young Dietitian of the Year1996 Lincoln General Hospital Caring Touch Award
2017-Present University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Nebraska Extension Interim Human Sciences Program Leader2013-Present University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Assistant Extension Educator, Director, Nutrition Education Program (SNAP-Ed/EFNEP)2009-2013 University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Assistant Extension Educator, Nutrition Education Program2006-2010 Southeast Community College: Adjunct Instructor2000-2001 Union College: Adjunct Instructor1991-2009 Lincoln General Hospital/Bryan LGH Medical Center West: Clinical Dietitian
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics