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4-H clover 4-H Food and Nutrition Project

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What you'll do

Everyone eats, but not everyone makes healthy eating choices. Learn how to pick healthy foods, prepare nutritious meals and make smart food purchases. Discover the science behind making food and keeping it safe. Explore careers related to food and nutrition and more in this 4-H project.

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Levels of learning


Fairs & exhibits


Future study and careers

You could study food science & nutrition at the University of Minnesota.

There are many jobs in the food industry. Commercial cooks and food servers work in restaurants, hospitals and other large food service businesses. Nutritionists and dietitians are health care workers with expertise in food science and nutrition. A chef is a professional cook who runs a commercial kitchen. 

Reviewed in 2018

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