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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 Archery Project

(2018)

The 4-H archery project sheet outlines activity ideas for youth at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill. Gives suggestions on how to tie the activity to STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and leadership goals. By participating in the archery program in the 4-H Shooting Sports Program you will learn:

  • •The highest standard of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior
  • •Safe and responsible use of archery equipment
  • •Sound decision making, self discipline, and concentration
  • Cover page of 4-H Building Health Advocacy Skills Project

    4-H Building Health Advocacy Skills Project

    (2018)

    The 4-H building health advocacy project sheet outlines activity ideas for youth at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill. Gives suggestions on how to tie the activity to STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and leadership goals. In this project you can learn how be an advocate for good health in your community and a role in sustainable change

    • •Explore how individual choices and social and environmental factors can influence food choices and physical activity
    • •Become a citizen scientist through data collection, analysis, and problem solving
    • •Educate decision-makers on issues that impact your community

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    4-H Bird Project

    (2018)

    The 4-H bird project sheet outlines activity ideas for youth at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill. Gives suggestions on how to tie the activity to STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and leadership goals. Through this project you can explore different types of birds from across the globe. You may find a bird that fits you and your family as a pet and you’ll learn how to be an excellent caretaker of your pet.

    • •Identify different bird species and their characteristics
    • •Learn about the selection, care, and needs of birds
    • •Demonstrate care and management in needing, handling and grooming
    • •Explore health regulations and first aid
    • •Learn and practice the responsibilities that come with owning a pet

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    4-H Energy Project

    (2018)

    Energy is a fundamental concept in science and is of social and environmental concern as global demand for energy increases. In this project you can work on a variety of topics including:

    • •Explore types of energy (i.e. thermal, chemical, electrical) and how they may be transformed
    • •Practice and promote the wise use of energy
    • •Develop an understanding of energy production and the various costs of energy sources
    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 Fitness Project

    (2018)

    Learn how to increase your physical activity in a safe and fun atmosphere through projects in yoga, surfing, hiking, running, walking, strength training, and more.

    • •Set daily goals for physical activity
    • •Discover the health benefits of being active
    • •Decrease the time you spend watching television or playing video games
    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 Cavy Project

    (2018)

    Did you know that a cavy is what we commonly know as a guinea pig? The 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. In the 4-H cavy project you can learn about selecting and raising your animals and more.

    • •Learn the basic principles of animal science by owning, caring for, and keeping records
    • •Explore sound breeding, feeding, and management practices
    • •Learn about breeds and varieties of cavies and their characteristics
    • •Investigate marketing, project expansion, and how you can start a cavy business

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    4-H Dog Project

    (2018)

    Explore what kind of dog will fit into your family’s lifestyle and learn how to be an excellent trainer and caretaker of your dog.

    • •Learn major dog breeds and identify their characteristics
    • •Study responsibilities of dog ownership
    • •Demonstrate dog care and management in feeding, handling, record keeping, grooming, and fitting
    • •Learn dog health regulations, first aid, and simple treatments for ailments 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 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.