Foods nutrition

If you enjoy cooking or just like good food, this project could be for you. You will have fun learning the basics of cooking, and then advance to gourmet and international meals. Learning the heritage of many foods as well as consumer buying skills to get the most from your money are also opportunities for you in this project area.

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      Foods

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        FN551 Foods 1

        Learn about:

        • Kitchen basics
        • Food and kitchen safety
        • How to measure
        • How to prepare simple recipes

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        FN552 Foods 2

        Learn about:

        • Fire safety in the kitchen
        • Nutrition labels
        • Preparing recipes and a meal

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        FN553 Foods 3

        Learn about:

        • Outdoor cooking
        • Party planning
        • Preparing recipes from different food groups

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        FN554 Foods 4

        Learn about:

        • Cooking with spices and herbs
        • Preparing celebration meals
        • Advanced dessert preparation

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      Microwave Magic

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        FN561 Microwave Magic 1

        • Discover how the microwave works
        • Learn to use the microwave safely
        • Learn to prepare foods such as scrambled eggs, apples, popcorn treats and more

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        FN562 Microwave Magic 2

        • Learn about wattage
        • Learn to prepare foods such as potatoes, vegetables, brownies and more

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        FN563 Microwave Magic 3

        • Learn more advanced microwave techniques like shielding, defrosting and browning
        • Learn to prepare foods such as casseroles, lasagna, chicken, pork chops, fruit crisp and more

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        FN564 Microwave Magic 4

        • Adapt recipes for the microwave
        • Prepare cakes, pies, stew, and more
        • Learn to make gifts such as play dough, bird feeders and bake dough ornaments

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      Breads

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        FN581 Breads

        • Learn about grains
        • Learn to make pancakes, muffins, and sweet breads
        • Learn to make gluten-free baked items
        • Learn about careers in the kitchen

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      International Foods

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        FN557 International Foods

        • Learn to prepare recipes native to the Americas, early colonial food, Africa and other places
        • Explore your food heritage

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      State Fair

      4-H exhibits and competitions are part of the fun of the Missouri State Fair. You won’t want to miss this special event; visit the 4-H building to see the projects of our 4-H youth or catch the judging competitions. Whatever your niche, there is something for everyone. Bring the family! The Missouri State Fair is located at the intersection of Highways 50 and 65, and less than 20 miles south of I-70, Sedalia is roughly an hour from Kansas City, Columbia and Jefferson City.

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