About Arkansas 4-H Healthy Living
Head, Heart, Hands, and Health - healthy living is part of the 4-H program and identity. We believe that healthy habits begin in families and communities. We strive to equip young people with healthy living knowledge and skills to physically, emotionally, and socially prepare them to meet today's challenges. 4-H Healthy Living programs address nutrition, fitness, substance abuse, safety, and social and emotional wellness.
Healthy Living Programs and Resources
The 4th H Meeting Challenge (formerly called the Healthy Meeting Challenge) is a program that encourages clubs to make smarter eating and drinking choices. Clubs that choose to participate in this program, pledge to have healthy snack options and water each time they have a meeting.
The first ever Arkansas 4-H Food Challenge!
The Arkansas 4-H Food Challenge will be tentatively held on Friday, August 6th, 2021 at the Pulaski Technical Culinary Arts College in Little Rock, AR. This is a great facility for young future chefs to get a taste for the culinary life.
Registration is available through your local County Extension office. There will be a $100 TEAM FEE which will cover the cost of cooking ingredients and 4 team members to compete. Each team member will receive the 2021 Arkansas 4-H Food Challenge t-shirt. Payment must be made on or before the registration deadline.
Listed below are helpful resources to get your team started. Feel free to contact your local county extension office with any questions.
This fun physical activity dice game is an excellent way to get out of your normal routine and spice up your physical fitness game! Print out 2 of the die template below, write physical activities on one of them, and numbers on the other one! Watch the video for more instructions & an alternate way to play if you cannot print out or make your dice.
Arkansas 4-H Virtual 4k - Its racing season!!!
In April, during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Arkansas 4-H had just the right social distancing 4-k race! Starting Monday April 20th through Monday, May 4th, Arkansas 4-H hosted it's first 4k race and 4-Her, their families, and 4-H supporters all over Arkansas got out to run/walk. Check out the race results above!
RACE RESULTS ARE IN - Click below to see how you placed!
Healthy Living Projects
Health and Fitness projects focus on activities promoting healthy lifestyles and a healthy self-image. Social, emotional, mental, and physical health are emphasized equally. Participants learn nutrition and exercise principles as they relate to health, appearance, lifelong fitness, and wellness.