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4-H Foods and Nutrition

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Resource Leaders

Julie Bush- Superintendent

Diane Billmyer- Tucker 4-H

Kim Christopherson- Caldwell Busy Bees 4-H Club

Carole Gillette- Raymond Trailblazers

Lisa Hammer- Burlington Back 40 4-H Club

Cindy Kabacinski- Burlington Back 40 4-H Club

Carol Knight- Tucker 4-H Club

Julie Maurer- Yorkville 4-H Club

Amy Ranke- Cloverview 4-H Club

Heather Ryan- Raymond 4-H Club

Kathy Schaal- Kan-Do 4-H Club

Ruth Teeter- Crazy4Clovers 4-H Club

Laurie Ueberfluss- Sturtevant 4-H Club

Linda Vos- Burlington Back 40 4-H Club

Project Goals

This project will help youth learn about food preparation, healthy foods, career opportunities and personal health.

Key Terms/Project Areas

Foods- one of the largest areas of the project, members learn how to bake and cook a variety of food, with an emphasis on nutrition

Nutrition- members learn about how to read nutrition labels, prepare full healthy meals that meet the daily requirement guide, and how to encorporate food and nutrition into a healthy lifestyle.

Preservation- canning was one of the first project areas that 4-H offered and many members continue to to learn how to properly and safely preserve food

Candy Making- members in this area learn how to make candy from scratch and how color and design appeal to consumers

County Activities

Racine and Kenosha Nutrition Education Program (RKNEP)

Racine Nutrition and Healthy Living Page

Activities Happening throughout the State and Nation

Wisconsin 4-H Foods and Nutrition Project

National 4-H Healthy Living

One of three National 4-H Mission Mandates is Healthy Living. Click Here to learn more about the Healthy Living National Goals.

Check out the National 4-H Curriculum and online pieces for more information on your project.

Activities for Youth and Volunteers

Spot the Block-Nutrition Labels Education for Tweens

Food and Fitness Articles for Teens

Basic Nutrition Game for Kids

Test your Knowledge on the Food Pyramid

Information on Table Settings

Candy Experiment- Chocolate Bloom

Candy Experiment- Density Rainbow

Kids Explore Nutrition

Interactive Nutrition Activities

Calendars with Food and Nutrition Related Activities

Meeting Ideas for Volunteers

Other Websites

NYS 4-H Healthy Lifestyles

Indiana Fantastic Foods Resources

American Dietetic Association

Choosemyplate.gov- the USDA’s new food pyramid/food icon

Food and Nutrition Careers- Registered Dietitian

Blogs

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