4-H Health Month nears

by kentucky4h

4-H Health Month nears

Source: Jennifer Tackett, extension specialist for 4-H youth development

Kentucky 4-H has always promoted healthy lifestyle choices to our young people, as we know practicing good health at a young age builds the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. February is 4-H Health Month, and (COUNTY NAME) 4-H is celebrating.

This is the second year for 4-H Health Month. In 2013, Health Month was a great success with nearly 5,500 Kentucky youth ranging in age from 5 to 18 participating in healthy activities.

During this month, 4-H clubs, project nights, day camps, and school and after-school programs will focus on some aspect of health ranging from nutrition to physical activity to substance abuse prevention. Here are some activities that (COUNTY NAME) 4-H has planned.

AGENTS LIST YOUR HEALTH-MONTH RELATED EVENTS HERE INCLUDING DATE, TIME AND LOCATION.

Here are some ways you can promote healthy choices at home, even when it’s cold outside:

  • Allow your children to help you prepare a healthy meal. They may be more inclined to try foods that they have helped prepare, and it provides a perfect opportunity for family bonding.
  • Get in some family-style physical activity by turning on the radio and dancing.
  • Promote positive mental health by having a family game night or other positive ways to deal with stress.
  • Talk about how your family can get involved in making your community a healthier place to live.
  • Put together your family disaster plan. 
  • Check your smoke alarms.
  • Take a first aid or CPR class as a family. 

For more information on 4-H Health Month or health activities offered by (YOUR COUNTY) 4-H contact the (COUNTY NAME) Cooperative Extension Office.

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.