Healthy Living

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Healthy Kids Grow Here


4-H empowers youth to be healthy in body and mind. This program gives youth the confidence and skills to make healthy decisions that lead to healthy lifestyles. This improves overall well-being, enabling youth to take on life’s challenges and become leaders in their careers, communities, and lives.


Areas of Work

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Mental Wellness


The 4-H Healthy Living Mental Wellness Pathway provides multiple opportunities for participants to explore different areas of mental health.

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Nutrition


The 4-H Healthy Living Nutrition Pathway is for anyone who has an interest in food, cooking or learning about nutrition and how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

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Outdoor Education


Along the 4-H outdoor education pathway youth will engage in physical activity, develop problem-solving and communication skills, and build a sense of community and a connection to nature.

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Articles

A partnership between the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire and UNH Extension is working with school districts to get students outside to learn, play, and protect the land.
The University of New Hampshire Extension’s Health & Well-Being and 4-H Youth Development teams have partnered with the Southeast Land Trust (SELT) of... Learn More
UNH Professor Kelsey Boucher provides insight on how New Hampshire communities can minimize harm and promote positive social media usage for youth
The Surgeon General's report details risks of harm, the prevalence of excessive media usage, current gaps in knowledge and for the need for policymake... Learn More
Gardeners are encouraged to help fellow community members access healthier food
Plant a Row or Grow a Row initiatives exist in different forms and under various names nationwide. It is an effective and hands-on way to increase the... Learn More

Events

  • July 22, 2024 to July 26th, 2024
    CAMP ATLAS at SELT All-Terrain Learning Adventures (ATLAS) Summer Camp!
  • July 22, 2024
    4-H Teaching Garden Summer Activities 10:00am - 11:30am, Join us for these fun activities in the garden! All ages are welcome to join us for fun and interactive learning experiences. We will play games, investigate
  • July 22, 2024
    4-H Teaching Garden Summer Activities 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Join us for these fun activities in the garden! All ages are welcome to join us for fun and interactive learning experiences. We will play games, investigate
  • July 29, 2024 to September 13th, 2024
    4-H Wildside Summer Hiking Challenge 2024 The 4-H Wildside Summer Hiking Challenge starts July 29, 2024 and runs until September 13, 2024.
  • August 1, 2024
    NH 4-H Wildside Summer State Park Challenge The 4-H Wildside State Park Summer Challenge starts June 1, 2024 and runs until September 1, 2024.
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