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Healthy, Happy Families Express

(2018)

These eight handouts are designed to help parents learn positive parenting skills that promote healthy eating habits in children between 2 and 12 years of age. Each handout focuses on a specific topic identified as relevant through surveys of educators in federally funded nutrition education programs. The content of the handouts is based on empirical research that shows the following: • Parents control and shape the environment in which their children develop. • Parent-child interactions, including those around food, are most effective when done with warmth and sensitivity. • Parents who have more positive parenting skills are more likely to have positive interactions with their children around food. • Parents need to begin shaping healthy eating habits early. Children’s eating habits begin forming as early as 3 years of age. • Promoting positive parenting is beneficial to all parent-child interactions, including feeding. • Positive parenting is associated with better dietary behaviors of children. Can be used with the rest of the Healthy Happy Families curricula.

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4-H Scientific Literacy Project

(2018)

This project will introduce you to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts and how to use these concepts to solve every-day problems.

  • •Engage in hands-on experiments that will strengthen your ability to conduct scientific reasoning and use scientific tools
  • •Apply your knowledge and skills to real-world problems This sheet outlines activity ideas at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill; also gives suggestions on how to tie the activity to STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and leadership goals.
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    4-H Reptile Project

    (2018)

    Through this project you can explore what kind of reptile fits into your families lifestyle an dhow to be an excellent caretaker of your lizards, snakes, turtles, or tortoises.

    • •Identify different species and their characteristics
    • •Learn about the selection, care, and needs of reptiles and the basic principles of their behavior
    • •Demonstrate care and management in feeding, handling, grooming, and fitting and showing
    • •Explore health regulations, first aid, and simple treatments
    • •Learn and practice the responsibilities that come with owning an animal
    This sheet outlines activity ideas at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill; also gives suggestions on how to tie the activity to STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and leadership goals.

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    4-H Health Project

    (2018)

    Learn about aspects of your physical, social, and emotional health through topics including hygiene, physical activity, stress management, preventing bullying, drug and alcohol education, disability awareness and more

    • •Learn how to take care of your own physical, intellectual, emotional, and social health
    • •Practice a healthy lifestyle and share what you have learned with others
    • •Make decisions that positively affect the health of your family, your community, and you
    This sheet outlines activity ideas at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill; also gives suggestions on how to tie the activity to STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and leadership goals.

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    4-H Computer & Internet Project

    (2018)

    Knowing how to operate a computer and write code is quickly becoming a required 21st century skill. A 4-H computer project will help you learn about software and/or hardware topics

    • •Learn about computer hardware
    • •Explore and learn to navigate an operating system and install and use software
    • •Learn to code and test a simple program
    • •Learn how computers are used in science, engineering, and technology
    This sheet outlines activity ideas at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill; also gives suggestions on how to tie the activity to STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and leadership goals.

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    4-H Pets and Small Animals

    (2018)

    This project helps you explore the wide variety of pets available, and will help you learn about the type of pets that fit best into your family.

    • •Identify breeds and species and their characteristics
    • •Learn about the selection, care, and needs of pets and basic principles of pet behavior
    • •Care and management in feeding, handling grooming, fitting and showing
    • •Explore health regulations and first aid
    • •Learn and practice animal ownership responsibilities

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    4-H Food and Nutrition Project

    (2018)

    Learn about healthy eating by partnering with adults in the kitchen to plan and create meals and snacks including bread baking, outdoor cooking, cheese making, and more.

    • •Learn how to plan meals and make balanced food choices
    • •Learn how to safely purchase, prepare, and store food
    • •Discover the health benefits of different foods
    This sheet outlines activity ideas at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill; also gives suggestions on how to tie the activity to STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and leadership goals.

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    4-H Leadership Development Project

    (2018)

    In this project, members learn about leadership skills including teamwork, communication, organization, and problem solving. Members can also serve in leadership roles such as a club officers, a junior or teen leader, and leading activities in the local community.

    • •Learn about different types of situation-dependent leadership styles
    • •Experience serving in leadership and member roles
    • •Practice skills needed for positive leadership
    This sheet outlines activity ideas at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill; also gives suggestions on how to tie the activity to STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and leadership goals.

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    4-H Rabbit Project

    (2018)

    Through this project you can learn about selecting and raising a rabbit. You’ll learn about breeds, characteristics, and sound care practices.

    • •Learn the basic principles of animal science
    • •Explore sound brewing, feeding, and management practices
    • •Investigate marketing, project expansion, and how you can start a career in the rabbit business.
    This sheet outlines activity ideas at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill; also gives suggestions on how to tie the activity to STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and leadership goals.

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    4-H Robotics Project

    (2018)

    Whether robots are used to explore dangerous environments, replace limbs, or just make life easier, robots are becoming increasingly more common in our lives. In this project you can learn about the interconnections of science, engineering and technology through robotics.

    • •Learn about the basics of robotics, including platform, drive, and control systems
    • •Engage in scientific inquiry around motion, forces, chemistry, and electricity
    • •Design robotic solutions to engineering challenges
    • •Build, construct, and test robots
    This sheet outlines activity ideas at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill; also gives suggestions on how to tie the activity to STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and leadership goals.