4-H Foods and Nutrition
Fun Fact- Banana trees are not actually trees – they are giant herbs.
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
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
Activities Happening throughout the State and Nation
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
Choosemyplate.gov- the USDA’s new food pyramid/food icon
Food and Nutrition Careers- Registered Dietitian