Shelby County 4-H Showcases the Food Science and Nutrition Project

Shelby County 4-H Food Members and Project LeadersFebruary 17, 2015 - The Shelby County 4-H Food Project students have been quite busy over the past several months. In November, the Food Project began with educational workshops on Kitchen Safety, Food Safety, Nutrition Basics and Public Speaking. During these workshops, participants practiced the knowledge gained while perfecting their food prep and cooking skills.

The Shelby County 4-H Food Project group had participants in the Food Challenge and the Food Show competitions at the District level which was held Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. Those placing and participating at the district show were as follows:

Food Show: Emilee Elliott – 1st place for Food Show - Junior Division, Protein Category. Jennifer Buffington – 8th place, Senior Division, Protein Category.
Nutrition Posters: Emilee Elliott – 2nd place – Junior Division.

Food Challenge Mixed Division placed 3rd. Team members included Clarissa Menefee, Hannah Menefee, and Marrissa Riley.

Project Leaders Shannon Menefee and Kim Oswalt have really worked hard to provide leadership and relevant educational workshops for our 4-H Foods Project. A special thanks Mrs. Menefee and Mrs. Oswalt for going above and beyond to make this experience for the kids fun and enjoyable and also for taking their time to make our community a better place for our youth.

Emilee ElliottJennifer Buffington2015 Food Challenge Team