Foods and Nutrition

Are you hanging out in the kitchen ready for the first cookie to come out of the oven? Or do you like to help prepare a fresh garden salad? If you have a hankering for cooking or just like good food, then the Foods and Nutrition projects are for you. In these different units, you will have fun learning how to cook the basics and then advance to gourmet and international meals. You will learn the heritage of many foods as well as consumer buying skills to get the most from your money. In addition, you will also learn how to make healthy snacks and modify recipes to fit a healthy life style.

Units 1-4 Cooking Series, Jr./Int./Sr.

Units 1-4 Cooking Series

Inspiring youth to:

  • Learn kitchen and food safety
  • Learn basic food preparation and nutrition
  • Make yeast breads and shortened cakes
  • Learn how to cook with herbs and spices
  • Learn how to cook with slow cookers
  • Have an in-depth exploration of outdoor cooking, party planning and ethnic foods


Specialty Foods - Units 25 and 30, Jr./Int./Sr. and Unit 35, Int./Sr.

Units 25, 30 and 35 - Specialty Foods

  • Master cooking over an open fire
  • Learn dietary patterns and cooking techniques of ethnic, cultural, and foreign countries


Food Preservation - Units 40-42, Jr./Int./Sr. and Unit 43, Int./Sr.

Units 40-43 - Food Preservation

Inspiring youth to:

  • Learn how to safely dry and freeze foods while maintaining top quality
  • Learn how to safely preserve the following by boiling water canning
    • Fruits and fruit spreads, tomatoes, and pickles
  • Learn how to safely preserve the following by pressure canning
    • Tomato products
    • Vegetables
    • Meats