IndYouth Food Challenge

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About the Challenge

Through this challenge youth experience food nutrition, food purchasing, food preparation, and food safety while working in teams (3-5 youth) to prepare a dish in the categories of main dish, fruit and vegetable, bread and cereal, and nutritious snacks. Youth may participate in either the Junior/Intermediate Division (Grades 3-8) or Senior Division (Grades 9-12), covering critical ages youth need to learn self-sufficiency skills, cooking and health.
  • What: Cooking challenge
  • Who: Teams of 3-5 youth in grades 3-12 and one adult mentor. Youth don’t need to be current 4-H members to participate! 
  • When: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Where: Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds

Registration Information

Team registrations must be completed by a 4-H Educator or 4-H volunteer via 4HOnline. 
Registration Instructions: 
Early Bird Registration is available for $25 per team until Saturday, September 14th. 
Registration will close September 15-October 1 for a 4HOnline data rollover.
Registration will open from October 2-October 7 for $30 per team.


Please contact Xiomara Diaz-Vargas at with questions.

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Photos of the 2018 IndYouth Food Challenge