Pledging your health to better living?
Health involves the physical, social, intellectual, mental and environmental well-being of young people. Michigan 4-H Youth Development supports and empowers individuals, families and volunteers to help young people make proactive decisions about healthy lifestyles. 4-H links decision-making skill building to current health issues such as tobacco use prevention, distracted driving, seatbelt safety, stress management, nutrition and fitness to teach youth:
- Healthy behaviors
- The science of human diseases
- Ways to become advocates in their communities to build healthy lifestyles
Through 4-H health programs, young people develop:
- Positive values such as responsibility and restraint
- Positive identity and self-esteem
- Social competencies such as resistance skills, stress management skills and the ability to make healthy lifestyle choices
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
B’Onko Sadler, Associate Program Leader
November 8, 2016 | B’Onko Sadler | Increase your child’s reading skills by feeding them healthy meals.
November 1, 2016 | B’Onko Sadler | Could simple aches and pain stem from heavy backpacks?
October 18, 2016 | B’Onko Sadler | Breast cancer awareness moves many to support its cause. Will you be supportive and wear your pink during October?
October 18, 2016 | B’Onko Sadler | Standing up to bullying increases the awareness for so many that sometimes don’t have a voice. Wearing blue during October shows your support for the cause.
October 18, 2016 | B’Onko Sadler | Is dirt good for your immune system?
October 18, 2016 | B’Onko Sadler | Getting youth involved in healthy living programming is critical to their development.
September 21, 2016 | B’Onko Sadler | Learn about the benefits of eating whole grains while celebrating Whole Grains Month in September.
September 21, 2016 | B’Onko Sadler | Good personal hygiene, proper handwashing and cleaning food surfaces are great ways to reduce the spread of viruses when handling and preparing food.
August 4, 2016 | Dixie Sandborn | Michigan farmer’s markets have great produce, flowers, maple syrup, hand crafted soaps, baked good and more. Support your local farmer’s market during National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 7-13, 2016.
July 22, 2016 | Jamie Wilson | Visit the 40-foot multimedia demonstration kitchen on wheels to learn how to prevent foodborne illnesses with fun, hands-on activities!
Dec 17, 2016 | Sanilac County MSU Extension office, 171 Dawson Street Suite 323, Sandusky, MI 48471
Jan 10, 2017 | Lapeer County MSU Extension office, 1800 Imlay City Rd, Lapeer, MI 48446