4-H Healthy Living programs work to engage youth through hands-on experiences that connect to their lives and respond to their interests. 4-H programs grow interest in health and wellness by empowering youth to fuel their bodies, challenge their habits, and enhance their mindset to make healthy decisions. These skills enable young people to set goals, transform their lifestyle choices and become leaders in their life, their communities, and their future career.

Healthy Living Club Challenge

4-H clubs and staff teams are encouraged to transform their environments to improve their well-being through monthly challenges.

Project Area Exploration

4-H members can explore health, food and nutrition, and consumer management -- then share their learning at county or state fair events.

Healthy Living Ambassadors

Teen leaders across Iowa advocate for healthy changes in their communities and lead education programs for youth.

$10 meal challenge

This challenge encourages participants to explore the different sections of a grocery store and consider a variety of money saving strategies to plan a nutritious meal while sticking to a budget.

National Healthy Living Summit

The National Youth Summit on Healthy Living is a national opportunity for youth to develop knowledge and skills in addressing today’s health related issues including nutrition education, physical fitness, wellness, and emotional wellbeing through interactive workshops.

Mindfulness Facilitator Training

Join us for 4-H Mindfulness Facilitator Training! This training will present a fun, engaging, and reflective time to learn more about mindfulness and practice a variety of techniques.