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Contest teaches 4-H’ers importance of food groups in daily diet


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Seventeen 4-H members from Vashti, Petrolia, Henrietta and the Clay Horse clubs participated in the 2013 Clay County 4-H Food Show, held at the Henrietta High School Agriculture Department on Oct. 3.

Including family and friends of participants, 43 attended the event.

In the Food and Nutrition Project, 4-H’ers learn the importance foods from each of the basic food groups of “MyPlate” in the daily diet. They learn the principles of nutrition as they relate to health, physical fitnes, and appearance as well as acquiring and demonstrating skills in planning, purchasing, preparing and serving tasty, attractive and nutritious meals and snacks.

Volunteers Pam Payne, Amy Payne, Angie Hicks, Pam Shank, Betty Ellsworth and Martha Moose judged the food show.

Participants in the Food Show include:

Junior Division

Protein category, Ashley Riddle, first place; Fruits and Vegetable category, Madeline Catron, first place, Rexa Hand, second place; Dairy category, Logan Taylor, first place; Grains category, Katie Yurcho, first place and Mallory Frederick, second place.

Intermediate Division

Protein category, Camrin Byers, first place, Hailey Talley, second place, Kat Hand, third place; Grains category, Kylee Erickson, first place, Lauren Taylor, second place, Lindsey Yarbrough, third place; Dairy category , Kalico Burkes, first place, Dani Moore, second place; Fruit and Vegetable category, Korri Franke, first place.

Senior Division

Protein Category, Joe Moore, first place; Grains Category, Nicci Moore, first place.

Winners from each category will compete at the District 4-H Food Show in Vernon on Oct. 26.

4H is the youth development and leadership program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, a part of the Texas A&M University System.


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