Sunday, November 17, 2013

Cherokee County Food and Nutrition Show

WOW!!!  What an awesome day at the County Food Show.  Congratulations to all of the participants.  We will be well represented at the District show in February!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Food Show for San Antonio Stock Show

Senior 4-H members can compete in the Food Challenge at the San Antonio Livestock Show. The contest is scheduled for Thursday, February 6, 2014 on the stock show grounds.  Deadline to enter is December 1st!!

The Food Challenge is an individual contest option on the Junior Show Entry Form.   All 4-H contest rules are followed for this contest with one exception - youth compete as INDIVIDUALS, not on a team, with the chance of winning a scholarship.

Entry fee is $25.00 and you may view the rules HERE.
For more information please call Wendi Green or visit the  San Antonio Livestock Show website:   

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Don't forget - TONIGHT is Food Show/Food Challenge practices. 6:30p @ Extension Office. We will run through a mock competition for anyone ready to share their recipe or participate in the challenge. Discussion of ideas and information is planned - anything you need to help you prepare. Registration for the County Food Show/Food Challenge is due by November 13 with competition on November 16. Come and see what the project is all about!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Food Show/Food Challenge Practice Reminder

ALL 4H Youth & Adults interested in Food Projects:

When:          Tuesday, October 29
What:          Food Challenge/Food Show Practice
Time:           6:30 PM
Where:        County Extension Office Meeting Room

Deadline to enter the Food Show/Food Challenge is November 13th.  The County Show is November 26th.  Contact Wendi Green at the Extension Office if you have any questions.  903-683-5416

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fight FrankenBAC Drawing Contest

Here is a little bit of a different contest.  :-) It's a DRAWING contest. This is not 4-H related, but it is food related.  Check out the Partnership for Food Safety Education website for all of the details.  Deadline to enter is October 31st.


Thursday, October 3, 2013


From Wendi Green:   With the federal government currently shut down,  the USDA website with MyPlate resources is not available. The following are links that may be helpful to you. 

Here is the link to the food challenge MyPlate resource:

These are links to  free lesson plans and printables that teach the MyPlate concepts.  They have some reproducible MyPlate resources for health fairs etc…. (free printables)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Food Show/Food Challenge info and forms

Reminder:  There will be a practice Food Show/Food Challenge on October 29th at the Extension Office.  The deadline to register for the event is November 13th.  You must be registered in 4-H
 ( through 4-H Online   ) to participate.

The County Food Show/Food Challenge/Poster Contest will take place on November 19th at the Extension Office.  The theme for this year is "Budget Wise Recipes".

If you have any questions please contact Wendi Green; 903-683-5416.

Check Sheet for Recipe

County Food Show Spirit Scorecard

Food Show Presentation Suggestions

Judges' Questions

Thursday, September 19, 2013

ALL 4H Youth & Adults interested in Food and/or Fashion Projects:

When:          Tuesday, September 24
Time:           5:30 PM – just before County Council meeting
Where:        County Extension Office Meeting Room

PLEASE pass this information on to individuals that may be interested in these FUN projects!

We would LOVE to have adult help with these projects

Monday, August 26, 2013

District Food Show/Food Challenge

Mark Your Calenders!!  The District 5 Food Show will be held on February 1, 2014 at SFA. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

2014 Food and Nutrition Quiz Bowl Guide

Do you plan to put together a team and compete in the Food and Nutrition Quiz Bowl?  Here is the Study Guide.  :-)  If you have any questions, please contact Wendi Green at the Extension Office.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

2014 Food Show Guidelines/Info

"Budget Wise Recipes" is the theme for 2014 Food Show and Food Challenge.  

For more information please view and print the guidelines HERE.

*** UPDATE***  COUNTY Food Show/Food Challenge is Saturday, November16,  2014.

The deadline to register for the County Food Show/Food Challenge is November 13th.  Be sure to e-mail your recipe for the Food Show to Wendi Green by the deadline. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

From Wendy Green

County Food Show Update:

2 Clover Kids, entering 3 Food entries
1 Junior Food Show Entry
1 Intermediate Food Show Entry
1 Senior Food Show Entry
1 Clover Kid Food Challenge Team – 2 Kids
1 Junior Food Challenge Team – 5 kids
1 Intermediate Food Challenge Team – 4 Kids
3 Posters
1 Place Setting Entry

21 total entries at the County Level

Progressing on to District:
3 Posters, more will be turned in (Due by January 31
1 Junior Team – 5 Kids
1 Intermediate Team – 4 Kids
1 Senior Food Show Entry
1 Intermediate Food Show Entry
1 Junior Food Show Entry

15 total entries to date

The above numbers are the largest that Cherokee County has had in the county or competing at District since I arrived in September 2008.


The theme for the 2013 poster contest is “Healthy Holidays”. Five places will be awarded in each age division. 

Participants in the poster contest do not have to be entered in the Food Show nor be present to win! No entry fee or pre-registration is required to participate in this contest.

There is no limit to the number of posters that each county can enter; however, each child is limited to one poster.  The poster must be on a poster board that measures 28”x22”.  NO FOAM BOARD OR OTHER MATERIALS PLEASE.  The posters will be judged on creativity and the nutritional message that the poster conveys.  This contest is open to all age divisions.  We will give a ribbon to the top five places in each age division as appropriate.

The following information must be included on the back of each poster:

            Contestant Name:
            Age Division:

If this information is missing from the poster, it will not be judged.  Please submit a list of entries the day of the event to the Poster Contest Coordinator so that we will have a complete list of entries.

If you have questions regarding the Food show, contact me at the e-mail or phone number below.

All posters are due in the Cherokee County Extension office by Thursday, January 31 @ 5 PM.