Foods Project

Project DescriptionGrand Foods

Foods and Nutrition will help you appreciate the part food plays in relationships with family and friends. You will also gain a better understanding of the principles of nutrition as they relate to personal appearance, physical fitness and health. As you prepare foods you will become skilled in the planning, purchasing, preparing, and serving of nutritious, appealing and satisfying meals and snacks. 

Project Requirements

Project Books Required? Yes

Project books can be purchased here

*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found here.

What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 2?

  • Kitchen and food safety 
  • Basic food preparation 
  • Basic nutrition
  • Measuring basics

What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 3?

  • Science behind food preparation including substitutions 
  • Nutritional contribution of each food group
  • Basic information about preparing foods

What needs to be accomplished to move to the next levels from here?

  • Advanced baking and food preparation science
  • Understanding nutritional needs
  • Elevated understanding of recipe creation and/or substitutions
  • Troubleshooting when recipe go wrong 

Project age limit? 8 and up

What should new members know?

I would recommend all families visit and are familiar with the Montana State University Extension Foods & Nutrition page: https://www.montana.edu/extension/nutrition/

Families should try to have their 4-H member help cook at least once a week, looking for a variety of dishes and recipes for them to learn how to measure, appropriate timing of creating a full meal and how to prepare different types of foods. 

We will hold monthly workshops from November through June, covering at least one food preparation topic - working with yeast, milk, eggs, etc. There will be a sign-up sheet monthly in the newsletter for these events. 

Workshops

  • November 18th at Headwaters Covenant Church. 1 hour slot between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • December 9th at Headwaters Covenant Church. 1 hour slot between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • January 20th at Headwaters Covenant Church. 1 hour slot between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • February 10th at Headwaters Covenant Church. 1 hour slot between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • March 9th at Headwaters Covenant Church. 1 hour slot between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • April 13th at Headwaters Covenant Church. 1 hour slot between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • May 11th at Headwaters Covenant Church. 1 hour slot between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • June 8th at Headwaters Covenant Church. 1 hour slot between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Project Superintendent Information

Foods & Nutrition Superintendent: Mandy Rambo
Contact: mandy_k_rambo(at)hotmail.com or 406.945.3749
How will you be contacted? Email or text

Junior Superintendent:

For County Grand Food information click here

Pizza Roll Recipe from November 2023 workshop(PDF, 125KB)

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