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4-H Canada Healthy Living Initiative

4-H Canada’s new Healthy Living Initiative provides the tools and resources to its 7,600 volunteer leaders to support the well-being of 24,000 4-H members.

Through the Healthy Living Initiative, 4-H Canada has developed a series of resources and webinars designed to increase the knowledge and capacity of leaders when working with youth. These resources will train volunteers to recognize youth in distress and provide the access to support they need.

This new initiative not only supports youth in navigating the challenges they face but also offers opportunities to develop their strengths and focus on wellness.

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This initiative is delivered in three focus areas that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and overall well-being. The resources will be released throughout 2019 and focus on the three areas of mental, physical and nutritional health.

Mental Health

Resources in this focus area will allow youth and leaders to achieve a state of well-being where they are able to reach their own potential and make positive contributions to their community. 4-H Canada has partnered with Kids Help Phone to develop these resources.

Physical Health

Resources in this focus area will allow youth and leaders to achieve a state of well-being where they are able to properly care for their bodies and make choices that improve their overall health.

Nutritional Health

Resources in this focus area will allow youth and leaders to achieve a state of well-being where they are able to make informed choices on the foods they eat to maintain good health.

Available in January 2020

A response to the needs of youth

The Healthy Living Initiative is in response to the critical needs of youth in rural communities in Canada. Young people living in rural and remote communities are at greater risk of experiencing struggles related to their mental and physical well-being and also lack the resources and services that might be available to those in more urban areas.

Have a question about the Healthy Living Initiative? Contact Sarah Naylor, Community Service Coordinator at snaylor@4-h-canada.ca.

The Healthy Living Initiative is made possible thanks to the generous support of:

Farm Credit Canada

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Corteva AgriscienceUFA

Canada Service CorpsGovernment of Canada