The 4th H for Health is Re-gaining Momentum!
The 4th H for Health Challenge has had a facelift! Are your 4-H'ers ready to commit to the 4th H? Your club can take on the 4th H for Health Challenge and earn the 4th H for Health pin! The challenge is to bring three healthy practices to your 4-H meetings and set an example of healthy eating and physical activity habits for 4-H youth.
Watch the training video and then download the 4th H for Health leader's packet to get started. For clubs interested in digging deeper, a curriculum with additional activities to explore health topics in depth is available as well. Check out the 4th H for Health Curriculum!
4th H for Health Pins and Certificate of Completion: After you have completed the challenge tracker, you can request recognition by sending your completed tracker to your local 4-H staff.
Need more details?
Please contact State 4-H Healthy Living Liaison Heidi Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: (603)788-4961
Healthy Kids Out of School is an initiative of ChildObesity180 at Tufts University. Additional funding provided by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. UNH Cooperative Extension Youth & Family Programs and 4-H Foundation of NH cooperating .
Text, Talk, Act
Mental health is every bit as important as physical health, yet the topic is often avoided. This is something 4-H would like to change. One of every four Americans experience a mental health issue at some point in their life, and 75% of those challenges begin between the ages of 14 – 24.
We invite you to join us in a Text, Talk, Act (TTA) one hour national dialogue to talk about mental health and how to help a friend in need. A small act of kindness can make a big difference! This one hour program is both easy and meaningful.
To read more and find links to the Text, Talk, Act Flyer and Youth Group Parent Letter, Click HERE.
The Health Rocks! Carnival App and Website
Check it out! The Health Rocks! Carnival app is now available! The app, developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and piloted by Nebraska youth, is available free through iTunes and as a desktop game. The interactive game allows youth to test their knowledge of drug and alcohol facts, and health through carnival-themed games. The overall health status of their player is determined by how many health points they obtain, which will either turn their player into a superhero or an unhealthy person.
The Health Rocks! Carnival app is the first app created for a national 4-H curriculum, which is an extension of the current Health Rocks! curriculum and program initiative.
3 Steps in the 4-H Healthy Living Challenge
Step 1: Ready, Set, Go…get started. Learn to be healthy and fit. Practice what you learn.
Step 2: Keep Going…reach a daily goal. Eat healthy snacks and meals. Be physically active, get outdoors.
Step 3: Go Public… raise your VOICES for healthy CHOICES. Share your project with your community. Share the challenge at a 4-H event. Celebrate success!
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