Michigan 4-H Youth Development supports and empowers individuals, families and volunteers to help young people make proactive decisions about healthy lifestyles by offering resources and tools around nutrition, fitness and health in young people.

4-H Food, Health and Well-being

Pledging your health to better living?

Health involves the physical, social, intellectual, mental and environmental well-being of young people. Michigan 4-H Youth Development supports and empowers individuals, families and volunteers to help young people make proactive decisions about healthy lifestyles. 4-H links decision-making skill building to current health issues such as tobacco use prevention, distracted driving, seatbelt safety, stress management, nutrition and fitness to teach youth:

  • Healthy behaviors
  • The science of human diseases
  • Ways to become advocates in their communities to build healthy lifestyles

Through 4-H health programs, young people develop:

  • Positive values such as responsibility and restraint
  • Positive identity and self-esteem
  • Social competencies such as resistance skills, stress management skills and the ability to make healthy lifestyle choices

Contact

For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:

Michelle Neff, Extension Educator
Email: hydemich@msu.edu
Phone: 989-539-7805

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