Explore 4-H: Fun with Food Science

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Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Fee: none
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Explore 4-H: Fun with Food Science

Get the scoop on food science! 

Explore 4-H is a virtual statewide experience for 4-H members to learn more about different project areas!  In this interactive webinar,  you’ll work with Food Scientist (and 4-H alum!) Linda Perucca to learn more about food science, how it relates to everything we eat, and take part in an optional food science ice cream experiment right from home!

Thursday,  February 16  6:00 pm to 7:00 pm via ZOOM

REGISTRATION OPENS January 18 and closes February 10

About the Presenter:  

Linda Perucca is a 10-year Indiana 4-H member who completed over 100 projects during her 4-H career and was named winner of the 4-H Bread Achievement Book, winning a scholarship and a trip to Washington DC.   

Her career includes experience with companies like Tony’s Pizza, Kraft Foods, Mondelez International, and more. In her over 30 years in food science, she has worked in new product development, quality improvements, and productivity margin improvements. Linda has also managed teams within Basic Sciences Physical Characteristic, Product Development, Global Learning and Development, and Global Intellectual Property. Her career has taken her all over the US, Canada, Europe, Brazil, and China.


If you’d like to take part in the experiment, ask an adult to help you gather these ice cream supplies before the webinar:

1 cup whipping cream or half and half

2 Tablespoons sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups ice

1/3 cup salt

1 quart size zipper lock bag

1 gallon zipper lock bag

Optional flavorings for your ice cream (a piece of candy like a peppermint or Skittles will work great)


If you need reasonable accommodation to attend, please contact the registration office.