Butte County
University of California
Butte County

Foods & Cooking


In this project, youth learn fun experiments, how to prepare recipes, and go on fact-finding missions. You’ll have fun learning about food ingredients, food characteristics, nutrition and food safety.

  • Use USDA’s MyPlate to plan meals and make balanced food choices.
  • Learn how to safely purchase, prepare and store food.
  • Discover the health benefits associated with different foods.
  • Explore the importance of nutrition as it relates to quality of life.
  • Develop Food Decorating skills.
  • Promote creativity.
  • Understand how to measure and mix supplies properly.



Foods  is a national 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For more information, visit:

Foods: http://www.4-hmall.org/Category/foods.aspx

Microwave Magic: http://www.4-hmall.org/Category/microwave.aspx

Food, Culture and Reading: http://www.4-hmall.org/Product/food-culture-reading/08379.aspx

Cooking: http://www.4-hmall.org/Category/healthy-cooking.aspx

Food Science: http://www.4-hmall.org/Category/whats-on-your-plate.aspx


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