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4-H Healthy Lifestyles Initiative 4-H is committed to the physical, mental and emotional health of our nation's youth so they may lead healthy and productive lives into adulthood. The initiative addresses health-related educational issues including chemical health, mental and emotional health, foods and nutrition, physical health and safety. Learning to make healthy choices is at the core of 4-H youth development’s basic values. "Health" is, after all, the 4th H, following Head, Heart and Hands.

Celebrando la Salud (Celebrate Health) The Celebrando la Salud program is an educational program focusing on nutrition and food-related practices for Hispanic/Latino adults. The program contains an educational curriculum that is designed for educators to use when teaching low-income Hispanic families with young children to learn healthy lifestyle choices.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) helps children, youth and young families with limited resources develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior needed to eat healthy diets and be more physically active. EFNEP’s 20 nutrition educators deliver programs throughout South Carolina, reaching approximately 1000 adults and 10,000 children and youth each year with a series of educational lessons.

Lucy’s Tasty Treasures Lucy’s Tasty Treasures is an informative, entertaining, and adventure-filled children’s series about healthy foods that takes a “farm to fork” approach. The program is being broadcast through South Carolina Educational Television Instructional TV, and is available to the public on iTunesU and YouTube.

Nutrition Diet and Health Podcasts Approximately 100 audio and video podcasts are available the public in the area of nutrition, diet and health. The podcasts are available in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition section on iTunesU: www.clemson.edu/itunesu

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-ed), formerly known as Food Stamp Nutrition Education, is a federal/state partnership that supports nutrition education for low-income persons eligible for SNAP. Clemson University’s SNAP-ed provides educational programs that increase the likelihood that participants will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid.

Zest Quest is a children’s health initiative, presently serving 11 elementary schools in Upstate South Carolina and one school in Asheville, NC. A wellness coach is based at each of these schools full-time and works toward creating a healthy environment for students, faculty/staff, parents and the surrounding communities. Through a unique, interactive, standards-based curriculum and associated programs, Zest Quest seeks to give each individual the knowledge and tools to live a healthy lifestyle. Also very important to the success of each lesson, the Zest Quest curriculum provides a FUN and motivating way for students to learn about nutrition and healthy lifestyles.