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4-H Youth Development

Health and Wellness

Health, exercise and recreation are vital parts of our daily lives. Youth can focus on physical activity, healthy eating, exercise, sports and recreation or first aid in relation to any of the other phases.

Things to Learn/Do in the Project

Bicycle

  • Learn and practice bicycle safety
  • Identify parts of a bicycle
  • Learn bicycle maintenance and repair
  • Practice safe riding at night and in adverse conditions

Health
Ages 7-9

  • Steps for treating cuts and scrapes
  • How to prevent sprains, strains and bruises

Ages 10-13

  • Design a First Aid Kit
  • Choose nutrient-rich "power foods" for snacks
  • How to improve personal strength, flexibility and endurance

Ages 14 and Older

  • Recognize fraudulent information about supplements and enhancements 
  • Design your personal fitness plan

Outdoor Adventures
Ages 7-9

  • Plan nutritional and physical outdoor activities
  • What to take when you hike
  • Learn about finding shelter and observing nature

Ages 10-13

  • Learn the basics of camping
  • Learn about camping gear
  • The importance of caring for nature

Ages 14 and Older

  • Learn basics of backpacking
  • How to find your way using a compass, GPS, or landmarks
  • Apply the "Leave No Trace" ethics when backpacking and hiking

Recreation

  • Identify personal areas of strength
  • Learn about different types of recreation
  • Learn the benefits of recreation for your body

Project Materials

Reasonably priced materials are available for every project in Kansas 4-H. You can order the materials for your project online or contact your local Extension Office.

Bicycle (HL100)

Health (HL101)

Outdoor Adventures (HL102)

Recreation (HL103)

General Health and Wellness Resources

Project Leader Resources

Awards and Recognition

County Level
Award: Medal presented at your 4-H Achievement Banquet
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

State Level
Award: Medallion
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

National Level
Award: $400 National 4-H Congress Scholarship
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

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