Texas 4-H Foods & Nutrition Project

Type
Project

Overview

The Texas 4-H Foods & Nutrition Project empowers youth with culinary and nutrition skills to prepare nutritious foods while creating healthy eating patterns. Creating healthy eating patterns at an early age can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, obesity, and poor nutrition in adulthood. 

Contact

Julie Gardner
Extension Specialist

The Texas 4-H Foods & Nutrition Project empowers youth with culinary and nutrition skills to prepare nutritious foods while creating healthy eating patterns. Creating healthy eating patterns at an early age can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, obesity, and poor nutrition in adulthood.

Led by trained educators and volunteers, the project targets 4-H members, classroom students, and community youth with interactive and fun projects and programs. Through hands-on activities, self-guided research, tours, workshops, and other experiential learning experiences, youth can lay the foundation for healthy eating and chronic disease risk reduction while having fun in the kitchen!!

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  • Course

    Understanding the factors that increase nutrition risk is important to those who work with older populations. After completion of this module, volunteers will have a better understanding of the DETERMINE Nutrition Risk Assessment.

  • Publication

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  • Publication

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  • Publication

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  • Publication

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  • Project

    This project focuses on clothing, home décor, sewing, the consumer aspect of purchasing clothing and home décor, and the art of designing these items.