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Ask an Expert - 4H Food Projects

My daughter loves to cook and I'd like to get her involved in 4-H. When I was growing up on a farm, I used to be in 4-H food projects. Are there still food projects?

Sharon Query, Ph.D., 4-H Youth Development Specialist, Center for 4-H Youth Development

4-H has a number of food and nutrition projects available for your daughter. She can learn about healthy food selection, smart food purchasing, food safety, food preparation, food preservation, and careers and foods around the world. If she is interested in baking, she can develop her skills necessary to produce a wide variety of baked products, developing skills in measuring, mixing and learning the importance of bread in the diet. North Dakota even has a Baking Boot Camp at Western 4-H Camp. Your daughter can come and learn a wide variety of baking skills that she can use for a lifetime. Campers will go beyond baking and learn some basic fundamental and safety elements of meal preparation as well as learn camp songs, roast marshmallows
around the campfire, play games, go swimming and try out the slip 'n slide.

For more information, visit or contact your local Extension Service office.

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