We pledge our “health to better living” but do we actually practice it? The 4th H Club Challenge encourages Ohio 4-H Clubs to learn, practice, and advocate for healthy choices and behaviors at 4-H club meetings. Practicing healthy habits and choices now has lifelong effects on the health of youth.
Each club that completes the challenge before the deadline will enter into the $100 voucher drawing for their region to use for their club (project books, educational tools, etc.)! Each region will have a winner. The first 25 clubs that complete the registration and pre-survey will get an extra entry. How does it work? Apply 3 healthy practices per meeting at 6 or more 4-H clubs/meetings from April – December 2023.
- Register and complete pre-survey.
- Record the dates and activities in the 4th H tracker link. (the tracker link will be provided after registering)
- Share a picture of your club doing a healthy practice on social media. Be sure to include the official hashtag #Ohio4thHClubChallenge.
- Submit all activities to the tracker link by December 31st, 2023.
More information can be found at https://go.osu.edu/4thHClubChallenge. Attached is a graphic both in PNG and PDF file for your newsletters, social media, etc.
Date: Thursday, June 15
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Clinic Topics: My Plate Plan & Portions, Ingredient Measuring, Food Safety, Handwashing, Preparing for County 4-H Project Judging, Ohio State Fair Expectations, Prepare a Sample Recipe
Location: OSU Extension Office, 2nd Floor Training Room, 1115 Gilman Ave, Marietta
Who: All members taking the 4-H Food & Nutrition Projects or interested in food projects are invited.
Questions: Call the Extension Office at 740-376-7431
What to Bring: 4-H Food & Nutrition Project Book
Instructor: Alexus Masterson, OSU Extension Program Assistant, Family & Consumer Sciences
Printable version: 2023 canva calendar
Were you not able to attend the county 4-H Club Officer training? There are some great resources and videos on the Ohio 4-H page to learn more about your responsibilities!
The Peoples Bank Foundation, Inc. provided funds through their community grant program to purchase an AED device for Hervida 4-H Camp. The unit is housed in the Nurse’s Cabin. Thank you Peoples Bank Foundation for making this possible!!
Thank you Nora Richmond, Nat Richmond, and Melina Matics from the Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club as they display the new unit.
The state event was held in conjunction with the Ohio Equine Affaire at the Ohio Expositions Center in Columbus.
The primary objective of Horse Bowl Competition is to provide an opportunity for 4-H members enrolled in horse projects to demonstrate their knowledge of equine-related matters in a competitive setting, where attitudes of friendliness and fairness prevail. The competition provides an educational experience for both participants and the spectators.
Calling All Ohio 4-H’ers!
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) invites Ohio 4-H members to explore the state’s rich natural wonders through hands-on activities that fulfill the requirements of select project books.
4-H members will disperse throughout Alum Creek State Park to participate in workshops led by expert ODNR staff and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers volunteers.
HEART OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS: 4-H PROJECT DAY
Hosted by ODNR
ALUM CREEK STATE PARK
Saturday, June 17, 2023
10 am to 4 pm
Flyer with more details: 4-H Project Day
Geology: Can You Dig It?
Why Trees Matter
Outdoor Adventurer: Beginning Fishing
Explore the Outdoors
Get Started in Art
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