Healthy Lifestyles

Youth may choose to focus on one of these specific areas of living a healthy lifestyle or they may incorporate a variety of the areas into one club. A few of the most popular club are listed below. All of these clubs help youth prepare for the 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Challenge Event.

Fitness / Sports

Youth may design a personal fitness plan and track their progress. Through interviews and experiences, youth discover the benefits to being fit as they practice making decisions and managing their health.

Food / Nutrition

Youth learn how to prepare different foods, conduct fun kitchen experiments, and engage in fact finding missions. Activities include healthy food selection, safety, purchasing, preservation, preparation, and careers.


Designed to engage youth and adults as partners, these programs work to develop and implement community strategies to reduce tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drug usage among youth.


Youth practice first aid skills to treat cuts, scrapes, nosebleeds and bee stings. They learn how to respond to someone who is choking or has a broken bone. In addition, they will assemble their own first aid kit and interview members of the medical profession.