Jennifer Tackett
Extension Specialist for 4-H Youth Development
212 Scovell Hall
Lexington, KY 40546-0064
office: (859)323-4842
fax: (859)257-7180


Health, the fourth “H” in 4-H Youth Development.  The traditional perception of health has been food and nutrition, however research has shown how mental, emotional, physical and environmental health are just as important.  It is our goal to address and provide resources for each of these components of health education.  

4-H Health curricula will work in urban, suburban and rural communities – Health is an issue for everyone regardless of location or socio-economic status.  These research-based, ready-to-use curricula set 4-H Health apart and helps young people to achieve social, emotional, physical, mental and academic success.  Each curriculum provides youth with valuable skills such as leadership, teamwork, decision-making, civic responsibility and critical thinking.











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