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4-H Foods and Nutrition Project
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 9, 2013

There is still time to get your kids signed up for 4-H! The enrollment fee is $20 until Oct. 31, and then it will increase to $25. My favorite project in 4-H is the Foods and Nutrition project. In our area, this is a Fall project and it is starting NOW! Here are 2 of our kid-friendly recipes we are making at the Food and Fun Day on Oct. 13- call the Extension office at 347-6459 by THIS Thursday if your child would like to attend. On October 27, we will have our Mason County Food show where the kids cook a favorite dish and learn all about it for an interview. We are also going to try a new contest called the Food Challenge!

We always welcome volunteer leaders throughout the year. If you have a special talent you’d like to share with our 4-H youth, through leading a whole project or just giving a program at a meeting, we would LOVE to have you! Call the Extension office or email me at kmpowell@tamu.edu.

Grilled Banana S’mores

Peel your banana.  Slice it lengthwise down the middle, then in half so you have 4 pieces.  Grill the banana pieces about a minute on each side on a grill, griddle, or electric skillet.  Then place 2 slices on a half of a graham cracker.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips and place the other half of the graham cracker on top.  Toast the s’more a little more if the banana wasn’t hot enough to melt the chocolate!

Individual Moon Balls (Peanut Butter Play Dough)

Help your child wash his hands very well.

In a small bowl, help your child measure out:

2 Heaping T. Peanut butter

1 T. Honey or Syrup

4 T. Non fat dry milk

1 T. Powdered sugar (optional- if dough is still sticky)

and mix these things together with their hands.  Let them play with their dough!  When they’re ready to eat, sprinkle on 2 Tablespoons of  their favorite kind of whole grain, low sugar cereal and help them form the dough into balls.  Refrigerate in an airtight container any that are not eaten.  This recipe is not for children under 3, as the moon balls can be hard to swallow!

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