Food & Nutrition

4-H Food Show

This is an individual contest in which a 4-H member prepares a dish in one of the contest categories and presents it to a panel of judges. They also share with the judges information that they have learned through their project in Foods and Nutrition.

The Palo Pinto County 4-H Food Show will be held on October 22, 2017.  Entry deadline is October 13, 2017.  The complete guidelines and entry forms are available below:

2017 County Food Show Packet with Fillable Forms

4-H Food Challenge

From a set of predetermined ingredients provided, teams of 3 to 5 4-H members must develop a recipe and prepare the dish within 40 minutes. Teams then make a presentation to a judging panel, explaining the preparation steps, serving size, food safety concerns, nutrition value and cost of the dish.

The Palo Pinto County 4-H Food Challenge will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017.  Entry deadline is November 3, 2017. You can submit your entry by calling the Extension office at 940-659-1228.

2017 Palo Pinto County Food Challenge Guide

Educational Resources that May be used by Teams:

FightBac – Fight Foodborne Bacteria Brochure

Altering Recipes For Good Health

MyPlate Resource

Nutrient Needs At a Glance

Nutrition Quiz Bowl

The Quiz Bowl involves teams of three or four members. Two teams compete against each other at one time, answering questions related to the subject matter with the use of an electronic buzzer system. 

Palo Pinto County will be able to send  multiple teams to the District 3 4-H Contest which will be November 27, 2017 in Vernon.  Entries are due by November 13, 2017.  Contact the Palo Pinto County Extension Office at 940-659-1228 to enter your team.





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