Friday, August 26, 2011

2011-2012 Guidelines


The 2011-2012 year for 4-H is upon us. :-) The following is information related tot he Food Show/Food Challenge. There are a lot of changes, so please read through the information carefully. Thank you. :-)


The major changes are related to the contest resources, with MyPlate replacing MyPyramid. The resources are referenced throughout the document; however, the resource section is located on page 19. The changes to the resources are summarized below.

In preparation for the Food Challenge, participants should not limit themselves to studying only the resources provided at the contest. Resources that may be helpful include (but are not limited to):

• MyPlate – www.myplate.gov

• Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 – www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2010/DietaryGuidelines2010.pdf

• Fight Bac! – www.fightbac.org

• Cooking Basics for Dummies, 3rd edition

The following resources will be provided to teams at the Food Challenge. All are available online at: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/healthy_lifestyles/index_healthy_lifestyles.php

Resource 1: Choose My Plate – 10 Tips to a Great Plate

Resource 2: Fight Bac – Fight Foodborne Bacteria Brochure

Resource 3: Nutrient Needs at a Glance (Updated 7/11)

Resource 4: Altering Recipes for Good Health

The direct link to the 4-H Food Challenge manual and resources is: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/healthy_lifestyles/index_healthy_lifestyles.php

Please contact Wendi Green if you have any questions about the 4-H Food Challenge. 903-683-5416

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