Medina County 4-H Food Challenge team competes at the Texas 4-H State Roundup

Alison Grothues, Abby Mueller, and Arianna Suniga.

Medina County 4-H has some exciting projects with one of our top projects being the Food and Nutrition Project. If you want to be a star in the kitchen, this is the project for you! You’ll learn kitchen and cooking safety, how to prepare nutritious meals and snacks, and meal ideas to reduce your risk of disease. Learning experiences focus on nutrition, food purchasing, food preparation, food safety, and related careers.
Some of the contests for this project are the Family & Community Health (FCH) Quiz Bowl, Food Show, Agricultural Product ID and Food Challenge.
This year the Medina County Food Challenge team of Alison Grothues, Abbie Mueller and Arianna Suniga competed at the Texas 4-H State Roundup in College Station. At the Food Challenge, teams of 3-4 students receive a list of ingredients and have 40 minutes to create a dish. The teams then present their dish to judges and are scored on preparation, serving size, food safety concerns, nutritional value and cost.
The girls, all graduating seniors, earned 4th place in the main dish category which is a great way to end their 4-H career. Congratulations ladies and thank you to their coach Barbara Grothues.
If you would like to learn more about the food and nutrition project please contact the Extension office at 830.741.6180.