2023 Louisiana 4-H Food Challenge

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The Louisiana 4-H Food Challenge competition which challenges teams of 4-H members to create a dish using only a key ingredient and access to a “grocery store” of other ingredients. From the ingredients, team members are challenged to create a healthy dish while practicing proper food safety, food preparation, and communication skills. Following the dish preparation, teams then present to a panel of judges who will further test their culinary and nutrition knowledge with a question and answer segment.

Contest Objectives:

  • To develop and demonstrate: cooking skills, decision making skills, stress management, critical thinking, and public speaking skills.
  • To use sound nutritional knowledge when planning meals.
  • To provide a competitive group cooking experience for 4-H members grades 4-12.

Rules and Policies

State Contest Date and Location:
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at the State Evacuation Center, Alexandria, LA

Age Divisions:

  • Division I: 4th – 6th graders
  • Division II: 7th – 8th graders
  • Division III: 9th – 12th graders

Contest Eligibility:

  • A parish is permitted to enter two teams per division into the Louisiana 4-H Food Challenge.
  • All contestants must be bona fide members of Louisiana 4-H as least 30 days prior to the event and age-eligible for their respective division at the time of qualification.
  • Each team must consist of 3-4 members.

See attachment for more information and contest rules.

2/28/2023 9:45:55 PM
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