Food Safety

4-H Project Food Safety

Bringing food projects to the fair is an annual event for many 4-H'ers. These unique 4-H foods and nutrition exhibits have their own special safety concerns: made the day before, brought out in the hot sun to a building in the country, tasted by a judge, and then put on display. 4-H Foods Judging Guide will help 4-H Judges and 4-H'ers learn the science behind the food projects they bring to the County and State Fairs.


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4-H Foods Judging

Use this resource to understand the basics of baking and what really makes that cookie crumble when you are judging exhibits at a county fair! It's also a great teaching tool for youth.

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Are you in charge of the church stand or the snack shack at your community event? Check out this resource below to know what your are serving, and what you don't want to! 

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Join 4-H

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Interested in learning more about 4-H and Foods? Join the 4-H program in your county and get cooking! 4-H provides many fun opportunities for youth to learn about food preparation and meal planning for healthy families, or for a future career.

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Food Safety on the Web

Want to learn more about food safety for kids? The United States Department of Agriculture has lots of good food safety information for kids and teens from puzzles and word searches to activity pages and other great resources. Meet Thermy™, whose job it is to encourage more Americans to use food thermometers. Visit special Thermy™ pages for kids and learn and share Thermy's™ food safety rules. The Partnership for Food Safety Education can help educate you about safe food handling. There are lots of special sites for kids to learn about the importance of handwashing and food safety to learn from in a fun and educational way!

 

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