Category Archives: 4-H Healthy Lifestyles

Learning to make healthy choices is at the core of 4-H youth development’s basic values. “Health” is, after all, the 4th H, following Head, Heart and Hands.

Families today are busier than ever, with more work, school and afterschool activities and scheduling issues. Couple these things with more sedentary lifestyles and more access to quick, sometimes less healthy meal choices and you can easily see the reasons for today’s childhood obesity statistics.

There are, however, many good, simple and fun ways to overcome the statistics and stay healthy together.

Changing Student Behavior to Improve School Nutrition in the Lunchroom: An SRA Youth Advisory Board Member Perspective

When I joined the Youth Advisory Board of the Society for Research on Adolescence, I was delighted to receive a copy of the 2011 decade in review issue of the Journal of Research on Adolescence. As I started reading, a paper … Continue reading

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Dr. Davis-Manigaulte Receives Healthy Living Grant

The collaboration between National 4-H Council and the Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded three 2013 Youth Voice: Youth Choice grants This year’s awardees include: Cornell University, New York, Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte, Ed D. Prairie View A&M University College, Samuel G. Roberson, Sr. … Continue reading

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An Ecological Approach to Healthy Living

New York State 4-H programming in Healthy Living embraces a holistic approach to education and behavior change. This approach is based on an ecological model of development and the research of Urie Bronfenbrenner, among others. The 4-H State Office’s home … Continue reading

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Say Yes to Healthy Living

CITIZEN U’s “Say Yes to Healthy Living” event at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School was spectacular! Special thanks go to: Our wonderful CITIZEN U Teen Leaders for planning the entire program–from hula hoops to spinach smoothies! Their creativity and ability to … Continue reading

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Judging Good Taste

3542 Turner Road Jamestown, NY 14701-9608 t. 716.664.9502 f. 716.664.6327 e. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Emily Kidd 664-9502, x212 4-H members to be evaluated on food projects JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (July 10, 2013) — Chautauqua County Cornell Cooperative … Continue reading

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Kids in Charge of the Kitchen 2 (KICKS 2) full report

Please take your time and enjoy the full KICKS 2 report 4-H Kids in Charge of the Kitchen 2 (KICK2)

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Columbia-Greene 4-H’er a Member of National Leadership Team

Rachel, an eight-year 4-H member from Chatham, NY, was selected to represent 4-H youth on two National 4-H Leadership teams that met in April 2013 in Washington, DC. Due to her involvement in her local Choose Health Action Teen program … Continue reading

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