4-H Healthy Living Activities and Ideas
Camp should be fun! However, there may be a few overlooked things that are hindering your camper’s enjoyment. To support your efforts to include all four of the H’s (head, heart, hands and health) in your 4-H programs, here is a checklist to help ensure your Camp offers an optimal environment for your campers. By implementing the tips provided below, you can ensure that you are doing everything possible to help your 4-Hers form lasting relationships, deal with stress and their emotions, make healthful dietary choices, engage in physical activity to promote optimal growth of minds and bodies, avoid unnecessary risks, and leave with a smile.
50 Way to Include Healthy Living in 4-H Service Learning Projects
Animal Science IS Healthy Living!
The below posters were designed to remind our members that all of our 4-H projects include concepts of health, science, and leadership. County staff and club leaders can share these posters on social media posts, county field days, exhibit days, fairs, and enrollment open houses.
Sugar Shocker Activity
Be shocked by the amount of sugar in some of your favorite treats!
4-H Healthy Living Activity Guide
Introduce youth to 4-H Healthy Living by delivering this fun activity at your club, project meeting, afterschool program or camp. In this high-energy activity, youth will become more aware of their taste personality and discover how to use this knowledge to eat healthier.
In this hands-on activity, youth will broaden their definition of healthy living to include physical, emotional and social wellness.
Treasure Hunt Activity
Youth and adults will work together to practice teamwork and problem solving skills as well as enjoy social time and learn skill based knowledge by doing a fun Treasure Hunt.
Healthy Living Wellness Challenge
Use the Healthy Living Wellness Challenge as a way to encourage healthy activities at your next 4-H event.
The Amazing Race
4-H is on the move! Are you on the move too? In this station-based activity, participants will learn creative ways to get moving while competing in an "amazing race."
Download the cards for the Power Card Challenge!
FitDeck Power Cards
Credit: The Network for a Healthy California. Content provided by FitDeck, Inc. (fitdeck.com).
Healthy Food and Beverage Guidelines
The percent of Americans—both children and adults—who are overweight or obese is staggering. Roughly two-thirds of adults are overweight and 32 percent of children and adolescents. Obesity is linked to serious health consequences such as heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and more. In recognition of this problem, California 4-H is committed to educating 4-H youth and their families about healthy habits and encouraging healthy options at 4-H events and activities.