The 4-H Healthy Living Initiative is focused on providing learning opportunities that address health in the holistic sense - physical, social and emotional health. Mindful practices combine each of these domains. The 4-H Mindfulness Project focuses on youth increasing their personal skills in leading a healthy lifestyle, and developing the skills needed to be a health advocate in their communities. The overall program aims to foster mindful practices that lead to improvements in managing goals, developing a sense of self, time management, stress management, emotional regulation, and mindful eating practices.
The following annotated bibliography of English children’s literature was developed by University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources to provide a resource to 4-H project leaders and families interested in supporting primary members in understanding and practicing mindfulness.