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Food, Fun, 4-H: Meal Kit Program

ff4h-social-media-logo-01.pngFood, Fun, 4-H is a free, at home cooking program that unites families in the kitchen and at the dinner table. This program gets young people in the kitchen and provides experience preparing home cooked meals, trying new foods, encouraging family time, developing communication skills, and having fun!

In partnership with Lost River Market & Deli and IU Center for Rural Engagement, Purdue Extension-Lawrence County's 4-H Youth Development Educator and Community Wellness Coordinator will offer a once a month, Meal Kit Program.

Months of: 

May    -    June    -    July    -    August


Steps to complete:

  1. Once the Meal Kit is picked up, your family will need to prepare the meal following the recipe(s) provided.

  2. You will need to virtually share two photos HERE:

    1. One photo preparing the recipes

    2. One photo of your family at meal time

  3. Answer three questions about your cooking and mealtime experiences.

*Each meal kit box will include one kitchen related item to be used while preparing the recipes.

What’s in it for you?

Don't forget! Upon completion of the program, if the family has participated all four months, those of 4-H age, will be awarded a free 4-H enrollment. They will also receive a cookbook along with the knowledge and ability to create a meal together as a family.


Want to research more about Mexican culture?

Pick a topic and turn it into a 4-H Project! The Foods project is made up of four age divisions to fit your skill level! You can create a poster or turn your recipes into a chef's masterpiece! Join 4-H today and use your new found knowledge of Mexican culture and its cuisine! Additional resources for 4-H Enrollment and the Foods Project can be found at

4-H Project Examples:
-Level A (Grades 3 & 4): Farm to Table- On page 52 of the Level A Foods manual, you can find content to help you explore then many ingredients used in this months box to reference and create a poster!

-Level B (Grades 5 & 6): Make your own Baked Tortillas chips in the "Where are the SOFAS" activity on page 24 of the Level B Food manual. These can go with your meal this month and you can make a poster explaining all the steps you took! You can also explore "Reheating Leftovers on page 16.

-Level C (Grades 7-9): Take a look at page 20 of the Level C Foods manual and reference the "Getting a Meal Together" section as your prepare your meal. You can then make a poster explaining your plan!

-Level D (Grades 10-12): Look at your recipes and see if you can make it with a dietary condition in mind. Consider exhibiting a casserole or any other ethnic food.



June Meal Kit materials:

Rise & Shine- Brunch Information Sheet

Rise & Shine- Meal Kit Supply List

Rise & Shine- Table Manners & Eating

Rise & Shine- Napkin Folding

Let's Get Cooking!

Fruit Salad

Classic Quiche Lorraine

The Perfect Scones

Homemade Pie Crust

Sausage Potato Hash

May Meal Kit materials:

Fiesta Mexicana- Food, Fun, 4-H Information Sheet

Fiesta Mexicana- Meal Kit List

Fiesta Mexicana- Practicing Knife Skills

Fiesta Mexicana- Know Your Knives

Fiesta Mexicana- MyPlate Plan

Let's Get Cooking!

Restaurant-Style Salsa

Homemade Guacamole

Easy Beef Enchiladas

Sopapilla Cheesecake

Simple Tortillas



If you have questions, feel free to contact the Purdue Extension-Lawrence County office, 812-275-4623, by emailing the 4-H Extension Educator, Lesley Lodmell at, or the Community Wellness Coordinator, Annie Eakin,




Acknowledgement of funding source:

This Meal Kit program is supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, under NH75OT000073.


The contents of this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of or endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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