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November 26, 2012

4-H fuel’s up to ‘Play 60’

Corsicana — Throughout the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program, more than 120,000 youth participate in healthy lifestyles programs, encompassing the food and nutrition, and health and safety projects. Through food and nutrition project activities, youth learn to make healthy food choices, improve energy and alertness, and gain knowledge of nutrients. Youth also learn how to improve physical, intellectual, emotional and social health through participation in the health project.  

This year in Navarro County, the CCS Discovery 4-H club at James L. Collins Catholic School has partnered with the National Dairy Council/NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 program to become a healthy lifestyles 4-H project club. Fuel Up to Play 60 is a nationwide wellness initiative which supports good nutrition and physical activity and is a great partner to the Texas 4-H Healthy Lifestyle project.

The CCS Discovery 4-H club has included Fuel Up to Play 60 in various activities since school began in August. These activities have ranged from marketing 4-H and Fuel Up to Play 60 at  the school open house to providing a healthy breakfast for the teacher’s during achievement testing week and most recently the club provided a milk, yogurt, and water break for the school wide turkey trot held just prior to Thanksgiving.   

In addition, a team of CCS Discovery 4-H members, the Culinary Wranglerettes,  placed first in the county 4-H Food Challenge and will advance to the district competition in Belton on Dec. 3.  Similar to an “Iron Chef” competition, the 4-H Food Challenge is a contest that allows 4-H members to demonstrate their culinary knowledge and skills. From a set of predetermined ingredients provided, teams of three to five 4-H members develop a recipe and prepare the dish within 40 minutes. Teams then make a presentation to a judging panel, explaining the preparation steps, serving size, food safety concerns, nutrition value and cost of the dish. 4-H Food Challenge is a great opportunity to learn about nutrition in a fun and competitive contest.

The healthy lifestyle project focus through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program has provided a great opportunity to engage new 4-H members this year and to motivate them to participate in various nutrition and physical activity challenges.

For more information about 4-H or Fuel Up to Play 60 visit navarro.agrilife.org. Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. The A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.

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