Healthy Living Club Challenge 2022
“Boosting our Brain Health”
Healthy Living is one of the four program priorities in Iowa 4-H Youth Development. We pledge our “health to better living” and in order to learn, practice, and advocate for healthy choices we are challenging clubs, learning communities, volunteers, staff, and families to practice healthy choices during their meetings, events and daily lives.
The 4-H Healthy Living Club Challenge promotes simple modifications and educational opportunities during monthly club/group/team gatherings to explore our well-being while also building skills to help others through community wellness.
Each month, groups will be challenged to incorporate healthy options such as…
- Offering and promoting water as a beverage
- Featuring a fruit and/or vegetable as a snack option
- Incorporating time for a movement-based activity
- Completing the monthly brain booster activity
Each month, your club can earn 50 points for completing each of the staple challenges of promoting healthy choices in a club meeting: unsweetened beverages, nutrition, and physical activity.
There will also be a featured monthly activity focused on a different component of our brain and learning how we can boost our brain health. This bonus activity is worth 100 points.
A monthly tracker will be posted and emailed out to club leaders to submit your club/group’s achievements for each month. These are due on the 10th of the following month and then a running total of points will be shared out by the 15th.
Now is the time to sign up your 4-H club, team, or extension council to participate in our Healthy Living Club Challenge!
Register by December 23 and you will receive a club challenge kit with resources to implement the challenges this year.