The goal of the Texas 4-H Food Show is to provide an opportunity for 4-H contestants to highlight their culinary skills while also improving their presentation and interview skills. More than 120,000 youth participate in the 4-H Food & Nutrition Project where they learn to prepare nutritious and safe meals and adopt behaviors that can help reduce their risk for chronic disease.
• Develop healthy eating habits to reduce the risk of chronic disease.
• Develop food preparation, safety, and nutrition skills.
• Provide leadership and public speaking opportunities.
• Provide opportunities for participants to connect MyPlate and Dietary Guidelines to their
• Learn about nutrients and the health benefits they provide to your body
The theme for 2020-2021 is “Food Around the World”.
This year’s 4-H Food Show theme is GROCERY GAMES…Let your local food sources guide your healthy recipe selection with only $10 to spend! Texas is a diverse state, in more ways than one! Some of us live in a metroplex with access to major supermarkets and aisles upon aisles of options. Others live in small towns supplied by a convenience store or a larger store if we are willing to travel. A few of us find fresh food in our own backyard garden. The rest of us are somewhere in between! This year, we want you to be creative by using YOUR local food sources to create a dish on a budget. This year’s Food Show will be especially unique as 4-H’ers bring foods created from the supermarket, the small-town convenience stores, the dollar stores, and even the garden! What are you bringing to the table?
Remember to keep in mind good nutrition and healthy preparation methods as you select your recipe.
All contestants must be registered on 4-H Online prior to submitting an entry.