4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

Healthy Living

*The Positive Development of Youth: Comprehensive Findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, 2013.
*The Positive Development of Youth: Comprehensive Findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, 2013.
4-H Healthy Living encompasses a holistic approach including:

  • Healthy eating habits
  • Physical fitness
  • The capacity to manage emotions
  • The ability to develop and maintain positive relationships

The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program is focusing efforts on increasing healthy living opportunities and strengthening the presence of healthy living themes throughout existing programs, activities and curriculum.

4-H members and volunteers can incorporate healthy living into all project areas. The diversity of projects range from yoga and surfing to growing a salsa garden and learning CPR.

National 4-H Conference Briefing: Providing the Youth Perspective on Physical Activity Messaging

Every spring, 4-H clubs send delegates to the National 4-H Conference to put their skills into practice by addressing a challenge posed by a federal agency. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) challenged a group of 4-H members to identify different adolescent ‘activity styles,’ or personas, and to provide the youth perspective for how to communicate the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans to adolescents. Read more on the health.gov News Blog

Healthy Living Activities and Ideas

 

Healthy Living Activities and Ideas
Whether you are looking for activities to enhance your 4-H project, or food and beverage guidelines to adopt, this page features a growing list of ideas for incorporating healthy living concepts into every aspect of your 4-H program. 

Clover Safe Notes

 

Healthy Living Workshops and Presentations

 

Healthy Living Workshops and Presentations
Did you recently participate in a 4-H Healthy Living Workshop and want access to the presentation, handouts and activity plans? This page features recent and archived presentations about 4-H Healthy Living.


 

4-H Healthy Living Curricula

Healthy Living Curricula
Healthy Living curricula offers a range of engaging and challenging experiences for youth of all ages and abilities and their families, building health literacy while meeting the developmental needs of youth. 

 

 
Healthy Living Officer

 

Become a Healthy Living Officer
Are you looking for ways to integrate healthy living practices into your 4-H club? Check out the Healthy Living Officer position and see how you can become your club's ambassador for health!

 
Better Living
Color Me Green 5K races
Mindfulness

Sleep for Better Living
Water for Better Living
Respectful Relationships for Better Living
 
Healthy Living Additional Opportunities
Additional Opportunities
On this page you can catch up on archived monthly newsletters and find details about special opportunities related to healthy living. This page currently features information about State Field Day.
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