The South Carolina 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Challenge

The 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Challenge is modeled after such competitions as the Food Network’s “Iron Chef,” challenges teams of 4-H members to create a dish they are assigned.  Team members must  prepare the dish, make a presentation about it to the judges, interpret a label, plan a menu utilizing the dish and prepare a fitness plan.  The presentation will include information about the serving size, nutritional value, how to utilize the dish in a meal and the cost of the dish.  The 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Challenge allows 4-H members to demonstrate their culinary and food safety skills to judges and observers. 

The Healthy Lifestyles Challenge was developed through a partnership of 4-H, Zest Quest and Partners for Academic Community Engagement.

Objectives:

  • Provide opportunities for participants to exhibit their knowledge and skills when preparing and presenting a dish

  • Provide opportunity for participants to explain their understanding of labeling

  • Provide opportunity for participants to demonstrate their knowledge of ones need for physical activity

  • Provide opportunities for participants to learn from other team members

  • Promote teamwork

  • Give participants opportunities for public speaking

  • Provide leadership opportunities

  • Give 4-H members the opportunity to participate in a new, exciting, competitive event

Link to the instructions (pdf)  The South Carolina 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Challenge