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

4-H Healthy Living Activities and Ideas

Camp Checklist

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.

HL Camp Checklist Final

50 Way to Include Healthy Living in 4-H Service Learning Projects

50 Ways 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

Healthy Living MyTaste

MyTaste Activity
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.

Healthy Living MyTaste

Wordplay Activity
In this hands-on activity, youth will broaden their definition of healthy living to include physical, emotional and social wellness.

Healthy Living Wordplay

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 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. 

Healthy Living Wellness Challenge 2015_01_22

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."

The 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. (

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.

4-H Beverage Guidelines

Snack Guidelines

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