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Are you in grades 8-13? Are you interested in an exciting new leadership opportunity? Do you like talking to people and sharing information? Are you interested in learning about eating healthy and being active? Then becoming a 4-H Food & Fitness Ambassador may be right for you. What exactly is a Food & Fitness Ambassador? Read on for more details.

Since 2005 county 4-H Food & Fitness Ambassadors have promoted healthy eating and encouraged people to engage in physical activities through displays at county fairs, family fun events and other community gatherings. They also provide leadership to the 4-H Club Health Officer program. Again for the 2010-2011, clubs are encouraged to incorporate health, fitness and safety activities into their monthly meetings by electing a Club Health Officer to facilitate these activities.

We are looking for two to three teens from each county to serve as 4-H Food and Fitness Ambassadors. Their primary responsibilities will be:

  • Attend the training at the RCE of Monmouth County office on October 2, 2010.
  • Promote the concept of 4-H club health officers to the clubs in your county.
  • Work with county 4-H staff to coordinate a training for your county's Club Health Officers.
  • Attend a follow-up meeting in January or February.
  • Take responsibility for the Food & Fitness display at your county fair. This includes set-up and take-down and staffing during prime visitor hours during the fair.
  • Recruit other 4-H members to staff the display at fair.


If you are interested in becoming a 4-H Food and Fitness Ambassador, please contact your county 4-H office and ask for a complete position description, application and details about the training session. Please plan to attend the training session from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on October 2 at the RCE of Monmouth County Office. Applications are due to your county 4-H office by Friday, September, 24.
Rutgers New Jersey 4-H Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station