4-H Food and Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyles Project
Food Show Dates to Remember:
- November 1: Entry Form Due to Extension Office (can be emailed, faxed, or dropped off)
- November 14: Practice Food Challenge and Food Show, 6pm, Place Bea’s Kitchen
- November 22: District Food Entries Due, 4-H Connect
- December 11: District Food Show and Food Challenge Contest, Bell County Expo
Food Show Information:
- Food Show Scoresheet
- Food show recipe form All age divisions
- Food show Project Experiences
Food Challenge Information:
- Food Challenge Scorecard
- Preparation-Team Spirit
- Food Challenge Senior Scorecard-Presentation
- Food Challenge Senior Worksheet
- Food Challenge Junior-intermediate scorecard-Presentation
- Food Challenge Junior-Intermediate Worksheet
- Pantry Power 2019.10.03
- Videos about Food Challenge
- State Guidelines 2019-2020
Food Challenge Resources for Food Challenge Boxes:
- Food Safety Fact Sheet
- FightBac – Fight Foodborne Bacteria Brochure
- Know Your Nutrients
- MyPlate Mini Poster
Remember these items for FOOD SHOW:
- 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 Junior, Int, and Seniors
- How do you balance your daily menu to ensure that you get proper amounts of food from the food groups?
- Name food groups and amounts that are required from each food group each day.
- What function does each ingredient perform in the recipe?
- What are the basic preparation principles involved in preparing this dish?
- What food safety practices did you use during preparation?
- What is considered a serving of your dish?
- If substitutions are possible, what are they?
- What and what amount of important nutrients are found in your dish?
- What is the function of the nutrients found in your dish?
- What change have you made in your dietary habits as a result of your 4-H food project?
- Tell about your community service and leadership through the year’s food project?
- What were your goals for your foods project and what are some activities you did in this project?
- What do you consider your most important learning experience in this year’s food project?
- 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.