Tag Archives: Food & Nutrition

Cooking with Friends October 11, 18, 25, 2018

Too Busy to Cook? Cooking with Friends takes the guess work out of your daily dinner dilemma.  This program is designed to help and provide you with ready to cook freezer main dishes that you prepare in advance so that all you have to do is heat it up!  All students will participate in the hands on cooking workshop to create easy multiple packaged meals. Dates are: October 11, 18, 25, 2018 from 5:30pm – 7pm Location: Tarleton State University, Wisdom Gym, Room 176 Register today! Class is… Read More →

Dinner Tonight Cooking School – April 10, 2018

Save the Date for: 7th Annual Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School AgriLife Extension, Erath, Comanche, Eastland, Hamilton, Hood, Parker & Stephens Counties presents: WHEN: April 10 at 5:45 – 8 PM at WHERE: Cowboy Church of Erath County 4945 US 67 Stephenville, TX 76401 COST: $25 Gift Bags for each attendee containing Dinner Tonight cookbook, goodies from The Home Place, Texas Beef Council and more Great doorprizes from The Home Place! Last year was a hit, so we will have, again this year: 15+ Food Vendors lots of taste… Read More →

4-H Food Challenge 2017

See District 8 4-H website for District contest info and complete Rules & Guidelines, scorecards, worksheets, and more helpful resources. Erath County Food Show/Food Challenge Information  Registration Deadline:  Thursday, November 9, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. – call or email – 254-965-1460 or dwhite@ag.tamu.edu   Food Challenge Food Show ·         Name of team and team member names/age group ·         Name of individual participant and age group · $25 entry fee Make sure you have enrolled for this 4-H year.   ·         Category chosen: (Protein, Fruit & Vegetables, Grains, or… Read More →

Food Handler Classes – August 2017

The “Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)” was recently revised and updated. A major change in the revision now requires all food employees to complete an accredited food handlers training program within 60 days of employment, effective September 16, 2016. In order to help restaurants provide training to their employees, our local agency (accredited by the TDSHS) will be offering this 2-hour course required for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food.  Employees will be able to attend here in Erath County. The certificate is good… Read More →

Food Camp 2017

Once again this year, Food Camp will be hosted by TSU Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences (Paula McKeehan and her students) in partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. It’s gonna be a blast! Growing Up Green is a one day camp teaching the use of fresh produce and herbs to season foods, safe kitchen practices, waste reduction, and various gardening and food preparation techniques! This year, Food Camp will be divided up by age. Clover Chefs Camp is for youth who have completed grades K – 2nd grade. It… Read More →

Youth Fair 2017 – Foods

FOODS Everything you need to know about entering a food item in Youth Fair. 1. Choose one or more categories Desserts (brownies, drop cookies, bar cookies, cakes, pies, candy, etc.) Decorated Cakes – can use fondant, frosting tips, etc. Snacks – trail mix, granola, fruit leather, jerky, etc. Food Baskets (creative container with at least one homemade item such as bread, salsa, etc). Due to space, all food basket entries must fit in a 14” x 18” square. (Height not an issue) Those larger than that will be… Read More →

4-H Food Challenge & Food Show 2016

Food Challenge At the Food Challenge, teams of 3 to 5 students receive a list of ingredients and have 40 minutes to create a dish. The teams then present their dish to judges, and are scored on preparation, serving size, food safety concerns, nutritional value and cost. Students qualify at the country and district level to compete at the state contest. Food Show The Food Show allows individual participants to prepare a recipe at home and bring the day of the contest. Participants present the prepared dish to… Read More →

Food Camp 2016

This year we are doing something a little different. Food Camp will be hosted by TSU Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences (Paula McKeehan and her students) in partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. It’s gonna be a blast! Plus, there will be not one, but two camps! Green Chefs is a sustainable cooking class. It will be held on Tuesday June 28th from 9 am – 3 pm. Campers will learn about fresh foods, using herbs to season foods, safe kitchen practices, waste reduction and much more! Green Thumbs is… Read More →

Food Handlers Classes – Summer 2016

The “Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)” was recently revised and updated. A major change in the revision now requires all food employees to complete an accredited food handlers training program within 60 days of employment, effective September 16, 2016. In order to help restaurants provide training to their employees, our local agency (accredited by the TDSHS) will be offering this 2-hour course required for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food.  Employees will be able to attend here in Erath County.  The certificate is good… Read More →

2015 4-H Food Challenge

More than 120,000 youth participate in the 4-H Food & Nutrition Project each year, learning how to prepare nutritious and safe meals and snacks, and adopt behaviors that can help reduce their risk for chronic disease. This contest challenges teams of 4-Hers to create a dish using a pre-determined set of ingredients. From these ingredients, team members must identify and prepare the dish, then make a presentation about it to the judges. Throughout this energized process, the 4-H members are demonstrating their culinary and food safety skills to… Read More →