4-H Healthy Living

Program Contact: Jenny W. Loyd, 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 574-1600 • jennifer.loyd@co.yakima.wa.us

4-H healthy living programs seek to address national issues including nutrition and physical fitness, substance abuse, safety, and social and emotional wellness.

Health, Nutrition and Fitness

4-H Health, Nutrition and Fitness gives youth the tools needed to stay in shape, healthy and prepare nutritious food. Clubs can explore numerous project resources to provide hands-on learning opportunities. Through innovative programming designed to help youth achieve physical fitness, nutrition and safety in their communities, the Youth Voice: Youth Choice grants allow 4-H’ers to take action. Yakima County is currently providing Food Smart Families presented by Youth Advocates for Health (YA4-H!), thanks to ConAgra and the National 4-H Council. Learn more

Preventative Health and Safety

The Health Rocks!© Curricula is aimed at those aged 8-to-14 and gives them tools to make healthy lifestyle choices. Other programs, such as ATV Safety, help youth and adults practice safe habits when operating off-road vehicles. Learn more

Revolution of Healthy Living

4-H’ers are making an impact on the wellness of their communities by identifying opportunities to help their neighbors lead healthier lives.  From providing health and wellness education, fundraising for critical resources, to leveraging community partners to create lasting community solutions, 4-H’ers are initiating a Revolution of Responsibility and leading a healthy living example for their community. Learn more

National Youth Summits

January 9 – 12, 2014: National Youth Summit on Healthy Living is a national conference for high school students.  Students and mentors investigate careers in various health fields, gain knowledge around nutrition, fitness, bullying, and overall well-being, and develop action plans to implement a healthy living summit in their communities. Learn more

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