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Food & Nutrition Project

Everyone eats, but not everyone makes healthy eating choices. Learn how to pick healthy foods, prepare nutritious meals, and make smart food purchases. Discover the science behind making food and keeping it safe. Explore careers related to food and nutrition. New to 4-H? Get involved in the Food & Nutrition project!

kids making meals

What you can do

Level 1

This project manual is divided into six "bites": Once You Swallow, Money Talks, Play It Safe, Kitchen Magic, Eat It Later, and Imagine That. In addition to the activities in the manual, there are exciting recipes and interesting food facts.

Level 2

Solve problems, acquire information (learn to learn), make decisions, keep records and learn how to use resources wisely. Learn how to select healthy food and how to preserve and prepare foods. Learn to evaluate fad diets and connect emotions to eating habits.

Level 3

Learn how to alter recipes, plan menus and plan & cater a party.

Discover 4-H Clubs

Free curriculum from Utah State 4-H. Registration is required for download access.

For adult leaders

Record keeping & evaluation


New to 4-H? Get involved in the Food & Nutrition project!

Kelly Wilkins, 507-634-6641
Becky Moe, 320-632-0161

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