Everyone eats, but not everyone makes healthy eating choices. Learn how to pick healthy foods, prepare nutritious meals and make smart food purchases.
What can you do?
In the foods and nutrition project, you can:
- Discover the science behind making food and keeping it safe.
- Learn about cottage food producer requirements in Minnesota.
- Create a display about different methods of freezing foods.
- Explore foods from cultures different from your own.
These are just some of the many ways you can participate in this project.
What does it mean to show at the fair?
For 4-H'ers, local and state showcase events (like the Minnesota State Fair) are not just fun events. They provide youth opportunities to exhibit the knowledge and skills they've gained throughout the year– and to continue their learning.
Contact your local 4-H office for food and nutrition project showcase opportunities near you.
Exhibit ideas and judging criteria
Get exhibit ideas and find out what the judge is looking for in the evaluation sheets:
Reviewed in 2023