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Healthy Living

Healthy Living

4-H Healthy Living encompasses a holistic approach including healthy eating habits, physical fitness, the capacity to manage emotions, and the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships. The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program is focusing efforts on increasing healthy living opportunities and strengthening the presence of healthy living themes throughout existing programs, activities and curriculum.

4-H members and volunteers can incorporate healthy living into all project areas. The diversity of projects range from yoga and surfing to growing a salsa garden and learning CPR.


There are many activities and ideas on how to incorporate Healthy Living into projects and club meetings

The Alameda 4-H Program has materials to check out to help with activities and lessons.Contact the 4-H Office. Send email to cyfraser@ucanr.edu or 510-670-5639.

Check out the Healthy Living State 4-H Website page for great ideas. Click Here

Some direct links of what you will find

4th H Challenge How to including Healthy Living aspects into Club meeting with examples

Healthy Living Activities and Ideas Whether you are looking for activities to enhance your 4-H project, or food and beverage guidelines to adopt, this page features a growing list of ideas for incorporating healthy living concepts into every aspect of your 4-H program.

4-H Color Me Green 5K Run The Color Me Green 5K Run is a state-wide service learning opportunity specific to the improvement of health. With the support of adult leaders, youth organize and execute a 5K run in their community.

Curricula Healthy Living curricula offers a range of engaging and challenging experiences for youth of all ages and abilities and their families, building health literacy while meeting the developmental needs of youth.