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A group of area youth will be challenged to use their creativity to create a nutritious dish during the Cerro Gordo 4-H Food Challenge.
 
Youth, age 8-14, are eligible to participate in this fun and energetic program. During the five-day program, teams of two to four will strengthen their food nutrition and preparation skills and compete against each other during a final contest on July 27 when they are challenged to prepare a healthy food dish from an assortment of key ingredients.
 
In addition to preparing the food item, each team will give a short presentation and answer questions about the dish they created. Their final score will reflect the team’s comprehensive ratings on their nutrition knowledge, food preparation skills, food safety skills, serving size knowledge, as well as the food’s appearance, quality and presentation. Winning teams receive prizes and all participants receive 4-H Food Challenge aprons to keep.
 
The Cerro Gordo 4-H Food Challenge meets July 23-27 at 9:30-11am at the Cerro Gordo Civic Center, 304 E. North Street in Cerro Gordo. Participation in the program is free, however, registration by July 18 is required by visiting go.illinois.edu/dmp or
calling 217-762-2191. 

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