The new year is a time for resolutions, many of which include getting healthier by eating better foods and exercising more. While health has always been one of the cornerstones of 4-H, clubs across Kentucky will ramp up their health efforts during the 4-H Health Month in February to encourage young people to develop healthy habits.

Kentucky 4-H is participating in the 4th H for Health Challenge and has teamed up with the Health Kids Out of School Initiative and Tufts University School of Nutrition to offer this program.

During the month of February, local 4-H’ers will notice more water, fruit and vegetables offered as snacks at some 4-H programs including clubs, after-school programs and school enrichment activities. Young people will also engage in at least 15 minutes of physical activity.

In (COUNTY NAME), we will celebrate 4-H Health Month by (AGENTS: LIST ANY ADDITIONAL ACTIVITES HERE FOLLOWED BYTIME, DATE AND LOCATION).

For more information on local 4-H Health Month activities, contact (COUNTY NAME) Extension office.

Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.


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