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Eating Healthy

Girl and Woman cooking food in pot on a stoveThe purpose of this program is to increase health knowledge and motivate 4-H’ers and families to try new health habits and to improve others. 4-H youths and their families will learn to make everyday choices that lead to good health such as these specific actions:
  • discover your taste personality
  • identify eating decisions
  • listen to your body’s fullness signals
  • learn about moods and foods
  • eat “right-size” portions
  • choose healthy options when eating out
  • improve your food scene

This 4-H Health Officer activity guide was last used during the 2018-2019 West Virginia 4-H Club year. The information and activities were updated and revised in 2018. 

Activity Guide Contents

Life is all about choices. The activity guide provides ideas and information to help 4-H Health Officers with their duties.

The activity guide has the following:

  • Health H Challenge – Goals for 4-H youths and family members to improve daily health practices
  • Roll Call – Ideas to help youths start thinking about the health topic
  • Instant Activities – Quick and easy learning-by-doing activities
  • Nutritious Snack – Foods and drinks to go along with the health activity
  • 4-H Family Handout – Copy and have 4-H’ers take the matching handout home to their parents each month

Health Officer Materials

Family Handouts – Eating Healthy