Newberry County 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Program

     The 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Challenge, modeled after such competitions as the Food Network's 'Iron Chef', challenges teams of 4-H members to create an assigned dish. Team members must prepare the dish, make a presentation visual, interpret a food label, plan a balanced meal utilizing the dish, and prepare a fitness plan in just one hour. Their five minute presentation must include information about the serving size, nutritional values, how to utilize the dish in a meal, and 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 4-H 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 the need for physical activity
  • provide opportunity 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, and competitive event


  • Newberry Currently has 2 Senior Teams (grades 9-12)
  • We are in search of members to make 2 Junior Teams (grades 6-8) and two Cloverleaf Teams (grades 4-5).
  • Contact 4-H Agent, Alana West, if you are interested in participating: or 803-276-1091 x111.

Challenge Rules