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.
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
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