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4-H Food & Cultures Project

Program Contact: Jenny W. Loyd, 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 574-1600 •

Food, Culture and Reading is a nutrition education curriculum that uses literature to learn about food, healthy living, and different cultures.

Through experiential activities, youth will be able to recognize a variety of healthful foods, taste new foods from other cultures, explore the similarities of food, and develop an understanding and appreciation of cultures that are different than their own.

Please note that this curriculum uses MyPyramid, a superseded version of the USDA recommended food guide. We encourage you to reference MyPlate for the most current guidance.


  • Recognize a variety of healthful foods with the food groups
  • Taste new items from other cultures
  • Explore the similarities of food
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of different cultures

4-H Food & Cultures Curriculum

Available from the Extension office or online at 4-H Food Curriculum

Food, Culture & Reading Curriculum

Member & Leader Publications

Available in the Extension office or online at

For All Food & Nutrition Projects

C1097E – 4-H Food Activity Scoresheet Evaluation Criteria
C1098E – 4-H Food Activity Scoresheet
C1099E – 4-H Food Activity Worksheet
EM3443E – Dinner is Served
EM4733E – Food Activity Guidelines
EM4808E – Sanitizing Dishes
PNW250 – You Can Prevent Foodborne Illness


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