4-H Foods and Nutrition

NEW IN 2015! Judging will be the Monday of Fair week instead of Wednesday. This makes foods judging July 27th 2015. Mark your calendars!

Fun Fact-  Banana trees are not actually trees – they are giant herbs.

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


Have you seen a foods member doing outstanding work in the foods project? Nominate them for a foods award using the form below!

Florence Greil Foods Nomination Form



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