Health is a national 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at National 4-H Service Supply. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Health.

Health 1
What you can do in this project: practice first-aid skills to treat basic injuries; learn how to respond to someone who is choking; assemble a first-aid kit.
Grades: 3-5
Resource: 08174, First Aid in Action

Health 2
What you can do in this project: identify your personal talent areas in health care; explore hygiene, nutrition and physical activities; share what you learn with others.
Grades: 6-8
Resource: 08175, Staying Healthy

Health 3
What you can do in this project: design your own fitness plan; track your plan and review your progress; interview individuals in the health and fitness fields.
Grades: 9-12
Resource: 08176, Keeping Fit


Want to learn more about Health? Try the links below.

Health Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including health. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.

County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Health Project. Just follow these links!

Adolescent Health Online
American Medical Association site with 11 sections relating to physical, mental and social health issues that affect adolescents.

American Dietetic Assocation
With nearly 70,000 members, the American Dietetic Association is the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. On its website, the ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being.

Centers for Disease Control, Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion offers methods to improve adolescent health through healthy school curriculum.

The Children, Youth, and Families Education and Research Network provides practical research-based information from the nation’s leading universities.

Dole Superkids
This site is packaged with fun activities, all designed to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables and be more physically active.

Site features resources to stay fit.

KidsHealth offers youth health information with three separate sites specifically for parents, teens or kids.

NASP Center – Information for Families
For children and families, a service of the National Association of School Psychologists.

Vegetarian Information
VegWeb is the online vegetarian community with vegetarian recipes, cookbooks, coupons, and more.

Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction Curriculum Resource Center
Site features more than 7,000 Internet resources in dozens of topic areas, including health education, for students, parents and teachers. Resources can be searched by subject, keywords, grade level or content standard.

Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Health Project, contact the following:

Cooperative Extension Media Collection
This lending library features several health and physical fitness resources.

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.