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Healthy Living

4-H Healthy Living Programs serve youth and families from all across North Carolina! Through these programs, youth learn quality life skills to lead a healthy and balanced life. The physical, mental, and emotional health of youth is our top priority! Focus areas for North Carolina 4-H Programs include nutrition, food safety, fitness, and physical activity, mental health, and substance use prevention. 
NC 4-H currently participates in two National 4-H Healthy Living Programs, Health Rocks! and 4-H Healthy Habits. The NC 4-H team is also developing the Empowering Youth and Families Program.
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Health Rocks! is a 4-H Healthy Living program for young people ages 8 to 14 with the goal of bringing youth, families, and communities together to reduce tobacco, alcohol, and drug use. North Carolina 4-H is proud to be a part of the Health Rocks! program for over ten years!

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National 4‑H Council and the Walmart Foundation developed the 4‑H Healthy Habits program to teach skills in nutrition and food access to underserved, disadvantaged youth and families. North Carolina 4-H is proud to begin its third year with the 4-H Healthy Habits program!

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The NC Empowering Youth and Families Program (EYFP) focuses on opioid prevention education for youth and their caregivers in rural North Carolina. The goals of our program are to reduce youth substance use in rural North Carolina, to improve parenting skills of caregivers to assist youth in making healthy choices, to improve family relationships, and to empower families to lead community change to leverage support for healthier lifestyles within those communities.

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Written By

Kenan Bridges, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKenan BridgesNC 4-H Healthy Living Program Coordinator Call Kenan Email Kenan 4-H Youth Development
NC State Extension, NC State University

Contributing Author

Anne Greenaway, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAnne GreenawayEYFP Instructional Coordinator Call Anne Email Anne 4-H Youth Development
NC State Extension, NC State University
Page Last Updated: 11 months ago
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