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The 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. This program shows 4-H’ers ways to take part in healthy lifestyle activities and reinforces positive habits they already practice. 4-H youths and their families will learn to make everyday choices that lead to good health such as these specific actions:

  • be ready for first-aid emergencies
  • protect hearing from noise hazards
  • ride right, ride safe, ride smart on ATVs
  • be safe around dogs
  • make wise choices when taking
  • a part-time job
  • be safe in and around water
  • be safe and be serious about guns

This 4-H Health Officer activity guide was last used during the 2019-2020 West Virginia 4-H Club year. The information and activities were updated and revised in 2019.

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 – Safety

Not available online.