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

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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.

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

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Set of five children’s books featured in the Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! curriculum.

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.
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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.

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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.

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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

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Cooking Well Exploring Cultures is a four-lesson series that aims to educate participants on nutrition, food safety, and healthy cooking techniques via an interest in cultural cuisine. The program includes recipes from India, the Philippines, the interior of Mexico, and Poland.

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Cooking Well with Friends is a four-lesson workshop that provides you with the knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively plan, prepare, freeze and cook healthy meals. This course is aimed at reaching active families to make mealtime easier by preparing healthy meals to freeze and keep on hand!

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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.

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    Cooking Well with Friends is a four-lesson workshop that provides you with the knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively plan, prepare, freeze and cook healthy meals. This course is aimed at reaching active families to make mealtime easier by preparing healthy meals to freeze and keep on hand!

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    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.

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    Cooking Well with Diabetes is an online cooking school class designed to help people with diabetes and anyone that prepares food for them. It is delivered in sections packed with researched-based information on management of type 2 diabetes and delicious diabetes-friendly recipes.

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    This course is designed to help people with diabetes do well and be well. Through this online course, you will walk through the basics of diabetes, how to make helpful choices, and the basics of medicine.

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    This course discusses health communication, why it is needed, and the steps for building your own health communication plan.

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    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.

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

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    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) most often occurs from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body, such as from a motor vehicle accident or fall-but, it can also occur from an object penetrating the skull (e.g., bullet, nail, and many other objects). The three major effects of TBI include physical, cognitive, behavioral, and […]

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    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.

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    Learn how to manage high blood pressure through the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH). This one-hour course will help you understand the basics of healthy eating patterns so you can make changes to the foods you eat to help lower your blood pressure.

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