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My Plate and the Planet

4-H Canada’s Healthy Living Initiative is a series of resources and activities available to 4-H’s 8,700 volunteer leaders, 23,500 youth members and their families, as well as youth and families beyond 4-H to support their health and well-being. Learn more about the Healthy Living Initiative.

About My Plate and the Planet

My Plate and the Planet is an opportunity for youth to learn about the food we eat and the world around us, participate in hands-on activities, and have some 4-H fun in your own home! It’s the last of three focuses areas on healthy living from the Healthy Living Initiative.

In this activity book and its accompanying activity kit, you will find everything you need to know about food security at home and around the world, along with hands-on activities, and the supplies to grow and make your own salad!

These components can be used by youth individually, by families at home, or by leaders and their 4-H clubs who are gathering virtually or in person.

Activity Book

The Activity Book has all the background information youth will need for learning about the food we eat, with instructions for exciting hands-on activities that build upon learning at home or as a 4-H club. While the Activity Kit has materials for some of the activities, you can still use the Activity Book to explore the food we eat at home through all the hands-on activities.

The Activity Book will be available for digital download in April 2021. Check back here for download information soon.

Activity Kit

The Activity Kit has all the materials to support the Activity Book that facilitate learning on food literacy and food security, either at home or as a club, as well as a physical copy of the Activity Book. The kit is available for order to 4-H youth members and families, volunteer leaders for their clubs, and youth and families outside of the 4-H community who are looking for engaging and educational resources and activities.

Registration to receive the Activity Kit opened on Dec. 15, 2020, and closed on Jan. 31, 2021. Kits will ship within Canada in April 2021. If you weren't able to order a Kit, you can still enjoy the awesome activities in the Activity Book, available for download starting in April!

What’s included in the activity kit?

Included in theactivity kit is a physical copy of the activity book, and the supplies to grow your own salad, including:

  • Seeds
  • Planting pots
  • Trowel and gardening gloves
  • Growing calendar
  • A gift card to purchase soil
  • + more!

If you’re a club leader registering for a kit for your 4-H club, your activity kit will contain materials for up to 10 members to participate in the activities.

This initiative is made possible thanks to the generous support of:

Activity Kit Partners

Government of Canada

Healthy Living Initiative Partners

Farm Credit Canada

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Corteva AgriscienceUFA

Canada Service CorpsGovernment of Canada

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