National 4-H Youth Summit for Healthy Living

Join us in Bethesda, MD April 21-24, 2022!

The National 4-H Summit for Healthy Living is a pioneer in the National Youth Summit Series, bringing together teen health leaders from across the country to focus on learning about and solving healthy living issues impacting our homes, our community and our economy.

Designed for grades 9 through 12, the Summit provides the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to address today’s issues facing nutrition education, physical fitness, wellness and emotional well-being.

When: April 21-24, 2022
Where: Hyatt Regency Bethesda

The Summit includes:

  • Career Preparation and Networking
  • Educational Workshops
  • Community Action Plan Development
  • Community Service Projects
  • Washington, D.C. Field Trips
  • State Showcase of 4-H Agriculture and STEM Programs

Register by the March 21, 2022 priority deadline to save $50!
Final Deadline to Register: April 4, 2022

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Can't attend in person this year?

Access live workshops, career panels and guest speakers from the comfort of your own home with a virtual summit experience.  This live-streaming event will take place April 11-12 and is a separate event from the in-person Healthy Living Summit.

The 2022 4-H Healthy Living Virtual Summit is included in the registration fee for all in-person attendees.

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Prepare for the Summit with these Fun Activities!


Making Healthy Food Choices

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Tucson Village Farm

Have you ever wondered how your food gets from the farm to your plate? Learn all about farm life and healthy eating in this collection of activities! Each activity features fun and educational videos from the Tucson Village Farm, an urban farm built by and for the youth of Pima County Arizona. These videos and activities are filled with adventure and fun ways to learn about nutrition for plants, animals, and humans.


Establish Emotional Wellness

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Establish Emotionall Wellness

Have you ever noticed that when you feel great you do great things? That’s no coincidence! Having positive ways to manage emotions can benefit a person’s physical and mental health, which could help them to accomplish goals. This collection explores ways that emotions play an important role in each individual’s health and success.

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Grow Your Own Food

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Grow Your Own Food

What we eat is both a matter of what's available to us, and an important piece of our health. In this activity, we'll reflect on our food choices, our food options, and how to think creatively about what we eat and where it comes from

Mayyadah Zagelow, 2021 Youth in Action Winner

Mayyadah received the Youth in Action Award for Healthy Living, the highest 4-H honor awarded to a 4-H’er for overcoming challenges and using skills gained in 4-H to create a lasting impact in their community.


Passionate about LGBTQ+ rights and addressing social inequities, Mayyadah is a founding member of a grassroots youth movement in Washington state called the Equity and Inclusion Teen Taskforce. Through this taskforce, Mayyadah is working with fellow 4-H’ers to educate adults and teens alike through workshops and grassroots efforts about gender identities, expression, orientation and biological sex, as well as the challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community in hopes of creating a world of inclusion for all 4-H youth.