Tuesday, November 6, 2007

4-H Food Show a Success

15 Randolph County 4-H'ers met on Saturday, November 3 to participate in the annual 4-H Favorite Healthy Food Show. The following youth prepared beautiful table settings along with a delicious dish:

Abby and Angel Simpson, Kaylee Carter, Payton Shackelford, Avery and Grayson Browder, Tyke, Monica and CJ Stickler, Megan Scott, Addie Ward, Evan Gunter, Rebecca Craven and Nathaniel and Jeffrey Hann.

Each 4-H member also had to have knowledge about how they prepared their dish, calories and other nutritional information, especially what exchanges were made in the recipe to make it healthy.

Many youth substituted Splenda for sugar; and salt was reduced or omitted in many of the recipes. Low fat cheeses were also popular choices for reducing fat content in recipes.

As you can see, this experience helped the 4-H members learn a variety of skills including decision making, nutrition, hands on cooking, creativity and communication.

Nathanial and Jeffery Hann were the overall winners with their lasagna and stuffed shells recipes. Following the judges’ comments, the parents and siblings were invited to sample the prepared food and everyone enjoyed the food and fellowship.

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