Healthy Living

Photo: Canoeing.

The 4‑H youth development program has a long history of promoting healthy living among youth and their families. Healthy food and nutrition has been addressed by the program since its inception in 1902. In fact, one of the H's represents Health in the 4‑H pledge. By supporting the physical, mental, and emotional health of our nation's youth, we help them lead healthy and productive lives into adulthood.

A National 4‑H Perspective

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Get Moving, Get Healthy - Fun & Fitness Days

2016 marks the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary. Come celebrate with 4-H by CONNECTING WITH NATURE and ENJOYING A HEALTHY LIVING FAMILY DAY!

Plan to take part in the three 4-H National Park Days planned for 2016.

  • Spring in the SOUTH - Cape May National Wildlife Refuge: Hikers & Birders
    Sunday, April 17, 2–4 p.m.
    Visitors' Center, Two Mile Beach Unit, Ocean Drive, Wildwood Crest
  • Summer in CENTRAL - Gateway National Recreation Area: Swimmers, Bikers, Rollerbladers & Skateboarders
    Thursday, August 25, 10 a.m.
    Visitors' Center -Spermaceti Cove, Sandy Hook Unit, 128 South Hartshorne Dr., Highlands
  • Fall in the NORTH - Delaware Water Gap: Hikers, Paddlers & Anglers
    Saturday, September 17, 11 a.m.
    Dining Hall, L.G. Cook 4-H Camp, 100 Struble Rd., Branchville

"Lead Yourself Into Health" Youth Overnight Lock-In

4-H members in grades 8–13 are invited to attend the "Lead Yourself to Health" Overnight Lock-in. This event will provide an opportunity for teens to learn how to be the best version of YOU through healthy living activities, team building games, friendly competitions, and the opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills.

  • Northern Jersey - Friday, April 23 – Saturday, April 24, 8 p.m. – 8 a.m.
    Middlesex County 4-H Center, East Brunswick
    For More Information Contact: Abbie Kelsey 201-336-6786
  • Southern Jersey - Friday, May 6 – Saturday, May 7, 2016
    Ware Agricultural Building, Woodstown (Salem County)
    For More Information Contact: Annette Devitt 856-769-0090

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