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General Guidelines for 4-H Foods Lab Projects

Introductory resources developed by UGA’s Foods and Nutrition expert, Dr. Elizabeth Andress will get you started with your 4-H Foods Lab project. These resources are intended for 7th – 12th graders who plan to participate in foods lab projects in 4-H Project Achievement:

 

Nutrition

Learn from helpful video tips and guidelines from our nutrition expert, Dr. Alison Berg, UGA Foods and Nutrition Specialist!

Nutrition for 4-H Foods Projects: MyPlate
Gain the basics of nutrition, and explore guidelines found in MyPlate!

 

Nutrition for 4-H Foods Projects: Recipe Selection and Menus
Learn best practices of selecting a menu for competition in this UPDATED video.

8/19

Nutrition for 4-H Foods Projects: Dairy Foods Project
Competing in a Dairy Foods Project for 7th – 12th graders? These UPDATED resources are for you!

8/19

Food Safety

These resources will help you insure your food is safely prepared for competition and your dinner table. These resources are intended for 7th – 12th grade audiences preparing for competition in 4-H Foods and Nutrition projects.

 – Learn the basics of food safety from our UGA expert,
Dr. Judy Harrison, Foods and Nutrition Specialist at the University of Georgia!

Slide Notes

Thermometer Guidelines

Recommended Food Safety Resources:

UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences

USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) – Food Safety and Inspection Service

FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) – Food Safety

Partnership for Food Safety Education

Choose MyPlate – Food Safety

Foodsafety.gov

International Food Information Council (IFIC)

University of Georgia Extension 4-H Practices, Food and Nutrition
– Cooking Small Pieces of Chicken or Meat

Additional Resources

Cloverleaf Project Achievement Foods Labs Resources for 4th – 6th Graders:

Please note that majority of the information on this page is tailored for 7th – 12th graders.  However, you’ll find valuable information for Project Achievement Foods Labs competitions in the following links and through the Cloverleaf Project Achievement webpage.

Junior Project Achievement Foods Labs Resources for 7th – 8th Graders:

To increase your preparedness for competition, 7th and 8th graders should review the videos and information included in the modules above titled “General Guidelines,” “Nutrition,” and “Food Safety.”  Additional support materials can be found in the links below.  Note that Junior 4-H’ers complete a portfolio in addition to the demonstration.  Additional information can be found through the Junior Project Achievement webpage.

Senior Project Achievement Foods Labs Resources for 9th – 12th Graders:

To increase your preparedness for competition, 9th – 12th graders should review the videos and information included in the modules above titled “General Guidelines,” “Nutrition,” and “Food Safety.”  Additional support materials can be found in the links below.  Note that Senior 4-H’ers complete a portfolio in addition to the demonstration.  Additional information can be found through the Senior Project Achievement webpage.

Another great resources for Foods and Nutrition information: UGA Extension – Family and Consumer Sciences Website

These Foods and Nutrition resources were developed in partnership with the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Georgia 4-H. Development Team: Dr. Elizabeth Andress, Dr. Alison Berg, Dr. Judy Harrison, Keri Hobbs, Marilyn Poole, and Cheryl Varnadoe, 2015, updated 8/19 by Keri Hobbs, Dr. Courtney Brown, Dr. Alison Berg, and Dr. Elizabeth Andress.