Food and Nutrition Project

4-H Food and Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyles Project

Food Show Dates to Remember:

  • October 24: County Food Show Entries Due, call 254-697-7045
  • November 2: County Food Show, 6pm, Location: County Extension Office
  • December 7: District Food Show, 8am, Location:  Bell County Expo

A 5 minute interview will be done from all participants.

Remember these items:

  • Serving utensil- to serve judges (wrapped in napkin)
  • Table setting to show off dish (40 in wide max) -1 table setting
  • Recipe for judges and for table
  • Extra food for people’s choice tasting
  • Dress nice (or to your theme of table and dish)!
  • HAVE FUN!!!!
  • Sample questions:

Sample Questions for Clover Kids:

Did you have fun in the Food and Nutrition project this year?
What did you learn in your Food and Nutrition project?
What food is in your dish?
What did you do first before preparing your food?
How did you make your food?
What do you know about the food pyramid or the food groups ?
Presentation- (presenting of information, speaking, did they stand still or fidget?)

Sample Questions for Junior, Int, and Seniors

  1. How do you balance your daily menu to ensure that you get proper amounts of food from the food groups?
  2. Name food groups and amounts that are required from each food group each day.
  3. What function does each ingredient perform in the recipe?
  4. What are the basic preparation principles involved in preparing this dish?
  5. What food safety practices did you use during preparation?
  6. What is considered a serving of your dish?
  7. If substitutions are possible, what are they?
  8. What and what amount of important nutrients are found in your dish?
  9. What is the function of the nutrients found in your dish?
  10. What change have you made in your dietary habits as a result of your 4-H food project?
  11. Tell about your community service and leadership through the year’s food project?
  12. What were your goals for your foods project and what are some activities you did in this project?
  13. What do you consider your most important learning experience in this year’s food project?
  14. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your project?

These are sample questions.  Judges are free to ask whatever they wish.

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Healthy Lifestyles Dates to Remember:

  • Practices: Start March 2017 (See website and 4-H Blast later for details)
  • Contest: Thursday, June 8th





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