Cooking Techniques & Recipes

We provide resources for Texans to learn to create meals with a focus on using affordable, nutritious and accessible ingredients. Our statewide network of professional educators leads programs designed for Texans to learn cooking techniques, new recipes and the importance of diet in disease prevention.

Related Departments: Food Science & Technology, Nutrition

 

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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

EFNEP helps young families and youth with limited resources, those at risk to suffer from hunger, food insecurity, and the lack of available support systems.

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Cooking Techniques & Recipes

Publications

Publication

This classroom set (25 copies) of the 10 Garden Kitchen Recipes highlight the 12 nutrient dense vegetables featured in the Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! curricula.

Publication

Created by teachers, this multifaceted garden, nutrition, and physical activities curriculum is evidence-based and academically rich.

Publication

This 24-page downloadable cookbook contains three days’ worth of recipes that can easily be made with minimal preparation, ingredients, and resources.

Note: This is a paid downloadable publication.

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

The Texas 4-H Family & Community Health Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about nutrition, interior design, consumer education and more.

Program

Balancing Food & Play (grades 3rd-5th) was developed to address children’s health issues by developing lifelong healthy behaviors through nutrition, physical activity, and family engagement.

Program

Better Living for Texans program provides research and evidence-based nutrition, health and wellness knowledge to empower individuals, families, and communities to make positive changes for healthier lives.

Courses

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.

Course

This course is designed to educate occupational therapy practitioners on how to improve OT services provided to farmers and ranchers with a disability. Modules cover assessment, agriculture tasks, hazard safety, common conditions, ergonomics, assistive technology, modifications, and resources.

Course

Eating Well for Healthy Living is a 3-lesson course in which participants learn to reduce stress through meal planning and physical activity, spending less and getting more at the grocery store, and storing and preparing food safely. Enroll to get back to the basics and start your journey to a healthier you!

All Resources on Cooking Techniques & Recipes

  • Publication

    This classroom set (25 copies) of the 10 Garden Kitchen Recipes highlight the 12 nutrient dense vegetables featured in the Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! curricula.

  • Publication

    Created by teachers, this multifaceted garden, nutrition, and physical activities curriculum is evidence-based and academically rich.

  • Publication

    This 24-page downloadable cookbook contains three days’ worth of recipes that can easily be made with minimal preparation, ingredients, and resources.

    Note: This is a paid downloadable publication.

  • 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

    This 7-page fact sheet discusses the various causes of cork taint in wine and ways to prevent contamination.

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