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Healthy Living

Two 4-H'ers in a canoe.

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.