Louisiana 4-H and United Healthcare Empower Youth with Nutrition Knowledge through Food Smart Families Programming

Recently, 4‑H youth leaders in Lafayette, Louisiana, helped lead sessions with kids from nine schools focused on nutrition, smart grocery shopping, composting and other healthy living topics. The sessions were part of a United Healthcare 4‑H Food Smart Families School Garden Initiative Training. The 4‑H Food Smart Families program helps to empower families through food…

January 19, 2017 10:28 AM
4-H TodayHealthy LivingPartnerships

January 19, 2017 10:28 AM

4-H TodayHealthy LivingPartnerships

4-H Brand in Action: Michigan 4-H

“Brand in Action” is a series of interviews with 4‑H leaders in states nationwide who are investing in the 4‑H Grows Engagement Campaign to elevate the 4‑H brand, raise resources to help grow the 4‑H program and positively impact more kids in the future. This month, we feature Jamie Wilson, Communications Manager at Michigan State…

January 18, 2017 4:29 PM
4-H Professionals

January 18, 2017 4:29 PM

4-H Professionals

Be Your Family’s Healthy Living Advocate: 10 Tips to Improve Your Family’s Overall Health

Healthy choices are always easier to make when you have a strong support system. That’s one of the reasons that I launched the first-ever 4‑H Healthy Living blog: to create a platform for 4‑H’ers to share their stories and create national discussions about health. A strong support system for health starts at home and YOU…

January 17, 2017 8:33 AM
4-H TodayHealthy Living

January 17, 2017 8:33 AM

4-H TodayHealthy Living

4-H Expert Series: David A. Smith, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, on the power of mentoring

David A. Smith, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City David A. Smith grew up as a member of Boys & Girls Clubs, so when he dedicated his career to youth leadership, it made sense that he would find his way back to the organization. After serving as the assistant basketball coach…

January 12, 2017 2:53 PM
4-H TodayPledge to Youth

January 12, 2017 2:53 PM

4-H TodayPledge to Youth

4-H Mentoring: Impacting Communities, Saving Lives

Mentoring is a powerful tool to help guide, empower and encourage others to reach their full potential. It’s a gateway to both learn and share a wealth of knowledge and experiences. Whether through peer mentoring, adult-child mentoring, or reverse mentoring, both mentor and mentee benefit in more ways than one. Since January is National Mentoring…

January 6, 2017 12:22 PM
4-H TodayHealthy Living

January 6, 2017 12:22 PM

4-H TodayHealthy Living

We Want you! (To Join the Legacy of the PA’s)

Are you or do you know a college aged student who is looking for plans for next summer? How about an opportunity to live and work in Washington, D.C. with housing and meals paid for? Who could pass up that opportunity? Hundreds of college aged students and new grads have become Program Assistants at the National…

January 4, 2017 11:50 AM
CWF

January 4, 2017 11:50 AM

CWF

Jumpstart Your New Year with These Small Healthy Changes

2017 is finally here! Many of us rang in the new year with noisemakers, celebrations, and, of course, New Year’s resolutions. Studies show that over 80% of resolutions focus on health and wellness—but just 8% of resolutions are actually kept. Don’t lose hope though! The New Year is a perfect time to work on your…

January 3, 2017 7:28 AM
4-H TodayHealthy Living

January 3, 2017 7:28 AM

4-H TodayHealthy Living

4-H Expert Series: Michelle Munson, 4-H Alumna & Co-Founder of Aspera, on encouraging leadership in STEM

From a young age, Michelle Munson loved learning. As she was growing up, her parents encouraged her to explore her interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) both at school and in 4‑H. Her experiences gave her the desire and confidence to pursue an undergraduate degree and two graduate degrees in STEM subjects and…

December 20, 2016 8:25 AM
4-H TodayPledge to YouthSTEMAlumni

December 20, 2016 8:25 AM

4-H TodayPledge to YouthSTEMAlumni

The Underground Tunnels of D.C.

Hello! This summer I had the absolute pleasure of attending Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), where I stayed at the National 4‑H Conference Center. During my time here at CWF, I traveled with my delegation into the heart of Washington, D.C. to view the glorious monuments and memorials. Among these monuments and memorials were the Abraham…

December 13, 2016 1:15 PM
CWF

December 13, 2016 1:15 PM

CWF

Brand in Action: Tracy Pracheil, Nebraska 4‑H

“Brand in Action” is a series of interviews with 4‑H leaders in states nationwide who are investing in the 4‑H Grows Engagement Campaign to elevate the 4‑H brand, raise resources to help grow the 4‑H program and positively impact more kids in the future. This month, we feature Tracy Pracheil, Extension Educator at the University…

December 7, 2016 11:04 AM
4-H Today4-H Professionals

December 7, 2016 11:04 AM

4-H Today4-H Professionals