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Tara Dunker Associate Extension Educator

M.S., Community Nutrition & Health Promotion, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.S., Dietetics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

With over a decade of experience as a practicing registered dietitian, Tara has contributed much to the field in various professional capacities. 

She previously worked for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) as the state project coordinator for an after school nutrition, fitness & cooking program funded by a Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk (CYFAR) grant through the 4-H Youth Development department at UNL. She also served as the  Extension Educator for Gage County covering the areas of food, nutrition, and health with a focus on healthy youth and families, food access, local food systems and food safety. Outside of Gage County, her accountability region included Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, and Saline counties.

Tara also serves in a volunteer capacity with the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, working to advance the profession.