4-H members learn about nutrition, menu planning, food preparation, buying, food safety, and much more. These experiences can be completed in project group meetings or individual study with parents and leaders.
4-H Food Show
The county food show offers 4-H members an opportunity to show off skills and knowledge gained in the foods and nutrition project. 4-H members submit their recipe and project information sheet prior to the show. For the show, each participant prepares a dish from home and brings it to the contest. During the judging, 4-H members are asked questions on nutrition, food preparation and meal planning. The Wharton County 4-H Food Show is held in October of each 4-H year.
First, second, and third place winners in the junior, intermediate, and senior divisions compete in the District 11 Food Show in December. Senior 4-H members placing first at district can compete at the State Food Show in June.
For more information on Food and Nutrition, check out the Texas 4-H Food & Nutrition Explore Guide
4-H Food Challenge
This contest challenges teams of 4-H members to create a dish using only a predetermined set of ingredients. From these ingredients, team members must identify and prepare the dish, then make a presentation about it to the judges.
• Provide opportunities for participants to exhibit their knowledge and skill when preparing and presenting a dish
• Provide opportunities for participants to learn from other team members
• Promote teamwork
• Give participants opportunities for public speaking
• Provide leadership opportunities
• Give 4-H members the opportunity to participate in a new, exciting, competitive event
For more information about Food Challenge, check out the Texas 4-H Food Challenge Explore Guide
For more information on the food and nutrition project, visit https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/food-nutrition/
The Path to the Plate team is excited to announce their new YOUTH educational webpage. Check it out and find out how youth can connect agriculture to their heath: https://pathtotheplate.tamu.edu/youth/