Healthy Youth

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, 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.

Go to the 4-H healthy youth page to learn more.

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  • Physical fitness and college visits

    December 19, 2014 | Frank Cox | Consider visiting the different facilities for physical fitness activities for opportunities to get in shape during the college years.

  • Cultural exercise: Japan radio taiso

    December 19, 2014 | Jan Brinn | When you make your New Year’s resolution to add more exercise to your daily routine, consider making it a cultural experience as well by trying the Japanese radio taiso.

  • Toddler speak

    December 18, 2014 | Holly Tiret | Understanding younger ones’ first attempts at speech.

  • Checklist for parents to help children through divorce

    December 17, 2014 | Suzanne Pish | A checklist of actions you can take to help your children through divorce.

  • Family traditions: Start one today

    December 17, 2014 | Jodi Schulz | One of the best parts of being a part of a family are traditions! What’s one of your favorite family traditions? If you can’t think of one, this article is the perfect place to get some tips for great family traditions!

  • Backpack programs

    December 15, 2014 | Karen Fifield | Nutritional food provided with nutritional information.

  • Has summer sidelined the soft skills of youth?

    December 12, 2014 | Thomas Long | Many teens lack the soft skills needed to succeed in life. MSU Extension and 4-H can help!

  • Life’s a journey: tips to empower youth when traveling

    December 12, 2014 | Jackelyn Martin | Use these tips to capitalize on learning opportunities the next time you travel with youth.

  • Learning about health services on college visits

    December 12, 2014 | Frank Cox | Consider taking a visit to the health centers to learn about the different services that are offered.

  • Speaking with confidence: go ahead and smile!

    December 12, 2014 | Jodi Schulz | Smiling is a life skill that can be connected to confidence and success. Learn to speak with confidence by exploring the five Ss successful lawyers master – smiling is one of them!

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