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:
Michelle Neff, Extension Euducator
December 13, 2017 | Dixie Sandborn | Michigan is the nation’s second largest producer of all dry beans, and first in the production of black beans.
November 14, 2017 | Kendra Moyses | Learn these tips to help your child say goodbye without forcing them to hug or kiss relatives.
September 26, 2017 | Michelle Neff | Fall is a great time to be out enjoying the beautiful colors and cooler weather. Use these tips to make sure your fall adventures include some healthy options.
September 8, 2017 | Michelle Neff | Eating is something we do many time every day and uses all five of our senses. Let’s explore the sense of touch and hearing and how they relate to eating habits.
August 31, 2017 | Michelle Neff | Eating is something we do many time every day and uses all five of our senses. Let’s explore the sense of taste and how that relates to eating habits.
August 18, 2017 | Michelle Neff | Eating is something we do many times every day and uses all five of our senses. Let’s explore the sense of smell and how that relates to eating habits.
May 12, 2017 | Michelle Neff | The 4-H Health and Food Science Camp let’s youth experience some of the unique heath and food science aspects of Michigan State University.
April 13, 2017 | Michelle Neff | New Healthy Youth Activity sheets can be done with youth to help stress the importance of nutrition and being active.
March 29, 2017 | Kea Norrell-Aitch | Children learn their fitness habits from the adults in their lives. Be the fitness example you want to see in your children.
March 29, 2017 | Kea Norrell-Aitch | Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore. Consider these fun suggestions to making exercise exciting.