2015 NYS 4-H Healthy Eating Guidelines
NYS 4-H and its Cornell campus partners have authored a Guidelines for Healthy Eating! We are asking 4-H programs to use this to support healthy food choices at their 4-H events.
Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness (CHFFF)
This is a newly developed FNEC curriculum aimed at 8-12 year olds that targets those behaviors research shows to be most important for preventing childhood obesity and chronic disease. It also supports the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA’s MyPlate initiative. The curriculum uses experiential learning to teach healthy eating and active play, and was written using the “4 A” dialogue approach for more effective retention and application of information and skills.
This is a collaborative initiative of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program and Cornell’s Division of Nutritional Sciences that integrates youth civic engagement with efforts to encourage healthy lifestyles by engaging teens in teaching healthy eating and active living to younger youth. In CHAT, teens are recruited and trained to help teach our Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness (CHFFF) curriculum to younger youth in after-school programs, summer camps and other settings.
Eight-session resources for youth to lead physical activities and healthy eating learning in 4-H clubs; can use in other 4-H program settings.
Adolescent Development Toolkit
This toolkit presents selected web-based resources that explain and describe adolescent development. These resources were assembled by the Risk and Thriving in Adolescence Program Work Team, a collaboration of Cornell University, Cornell Cooperative Extension, New York State 4-H Youth Development, and external stakeholders, with two goals in mind: to inform and educate youth work professionals, and to provide material that can be used to educate other community groups and sectors.
Healthy Living Curriculum
This online resource provides information to 4-H youth, staff,and volunteers about recreational activities and dietary items that can support a Healthy Living lifestyle
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