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4-Hers participate in District Food Challenge

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Two hundred and fifty youth, representing 45 teams from 19 Panhandle counties gathered at MK Brown Memorial Auditorium and Civic Center in Pampa November 28 to compete in the 4-H Food Challenge sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  
The Food Challenge is modeled after such competitions as the Food Network’s Iron Chef, according to Brandon Dukes, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H and youth specialist in Amarillo.
The 4-H Food Challenge allows teams of three to five 4-H members to create a dish using a predetermined set of ingredients. From these ingredients, 4-H members must identify, prepare and then present information related to the preparation process, nutritional value, serving size and cost of the dish, Dukes said.
Throughout this process, 4-H members are applying the knowledge and skills gained through participation in the 4-H foods and nutrition project, he said, demonstrating their culinary and food safety skills, and continuing to learn about making healthier food choices.
Hartley County 4-H sent 3 teams to the competition - 2 senior teams and 1 junior team.  Dallam County was represented by 2 junior teams.  Following are the divisions, the placing of the teams, the team members and their counties.
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