EXTENSION CONNECTION: 4-H, a recipe for success in the kitchen

Published: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 01:00 PM.

●Use a cutting board

●Go slowly

Next, demonstrate how to wash produce and handle meat safely so you do not have cross-contamination of foods.

Above all, help kids find what it is about cooking that excites them! Recipes for snacks, side dishes, main dishes, quick breads and desserts are great starters for youth cooking.

Thank you to Paula Davis, Bay County 4-H youth development agent, and the Northwest District Volunteering in the Panhandle Newsletter for this information on food and nutrition.  


Adults can teach children how to select, prepare and store food. You can help kids explore cooking methods such as roasting, stir frying, grilling, barbecuing, smoking, boiling, steaming, braising and microwaving. MyPlate, a USDA resource, can help you plan meals and make balanced food choices.

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