Food and Nutrition

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Food and Nutrition

In this project you can do fun experiments, prepare recipes, and go on fact-finding missions. You’ll have fun learning about food ingredients, food characteristics, nutrition and food safety. 

  • Use My Plate to make healthy food choices
  • Understand how nutrition affects health, fitness, and your appearance
  • Learn to prepare and store foods safely
  • Learn about the science of nutrition
  • Learn skills in planning, purchasing, preparing and serving tasty and nutritious meals

Share What You Learn With Others!


  • Teach friends how to make healthy snacks
  • Tell your family about the importance of eating a variety of foods from all the food groups
  • Design a poster about kitchen safety

Civic Engagement

  • Bake with the elderly at a care center
  • Volunteer at a food pantry
  • Offer locally grown food sampling at grocery store


  • Take responsibility for planning and preparing one family meal each week
  • Plan and help prepare food for a special family event
  • Create a club fundraiser around food such as a meal or bake sale

Exhibit Ideas

  • Learn to read nutrition labels on food.
  • Experiment with altering recipes and share results.
  • Compare cost of purchased vs. home made foods.
  • Assemble a set of favorite recipes.
  • Research sports drinks vs. water - make a poster or presentation on results.

Ideas for Project Area Learning!

  • Learn how to read a recipe and use measuring equipment.
  • Compare costs of purchased and homemade foods
  • Learn how food spoils
  • Learn how to keep your kitchen germ free
  • Prepare a grocery list and go grocery shopping
  • Learn safety know-how in the kitchen
  • Make healthy fast food choices at home, at school and eating out
  • Plan and prepare a meal
  • Learn how to preserve and dry foods
  • Learn to purchase foods on a limited budget