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.

All Resources on Cooking Techniques & Recipes

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    Recipe booklet containing 17 recipes. Cook Once, Eat Twice Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School. (Sold individually)

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    During the holidays, people gather with family and friends and enjoy special foods. Whether it is New Year’s Day or Thanksgiving, this publication describes how to keep your holiday festivities memorable-not miserable-by following the FightBAC TM basics of food safety: clean, separate, cook, and chill. By preparing and storing your foods safely, you can keep […]

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    Los almuerzos llevados a la escuela o al trabajo pueden ser la causa de enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos. Para mantener a los ninos seguros, asegurese de que los alimentos calientes se mantengan calientes y los alimentos frios se mantengan frios. Aprenda que alimentos son seguros a temperatura ambiente, asi como otros consejos para la […]

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    Outdoor grilling is a fun way to cook food for family and friends. Although we often regard grilling outdoors as a summertime activity, many people cook outdoors year-round. To keep your cookouts safe, follow the steps in this factsheet before, during, and after grilling to ensure a clean workspace and safe food preparation.

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    Lunches taken to school or work can be the cause of food-borne illness. To keep children safe, make sure hot foods are kept hot and cold foods are kept cold. Learn which foods are safe at room temperature, as well as other tips for lunch safety. (2 Pages)

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    Certain foods are a health risk when prepared ahead of time and taken to outdoor parties. One key to food safety is keeping perishables at the proper temperature and knowing the time limit for serving them. (2 Pages)

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    Ciertos alimentos son un riesgo para la salud cuando se preparan con anticipacion y se llevan a fiestas al aire libre. Una clave para la seguridad alimentaria es mantener los productos perecederos a la temperatura adecuada y conocer el limite de tiempo para servirlos. (2 Paginas)

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    Food safety is especially important during the holidays. Learn how to protect your family and friends from food-borne illness. A recipe for Holiday Eggnog is included. (3 pages.)

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    By following a few simple measures, you can help protect yourself and your family from food-borne illness caused by harmful bacteria. (3 pages.)

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    By following a few simple measures, you can help protect yourself and your family from foodborne illness caused by harmful bacteria. (3 pages.)

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