Physical Health Resources

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 this focus area

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.

Tip sheets

Ten tip sheets with important and usable information related to this focus area are available for downloading and printing. Five tip sheets are geared towards volunteer leaders and five are geared towards youth members.



Activity guide for leaders

The activity guide for this focus area will assist volunteer leaders in using these resources by offering recommendations on how to tie their topics into club meetings and create learning opportunities for members.

Read the activity guide

Resource Book

Access all of the above resources for this focus area as one book for easy use.

Resource book for members

Resource book for leaders


4-H Canada and ParticipACTION hosted a webinar in November 2020 on using physical activity to improve mental health and social connectivity.

The impacts of COVID-19 have reinforced the need for physical activity programming and the responsibility of organizations and their leaders to adapt to meet public health guidelines. 4-H leaders are the heart that keeps programs running. It is imperative that leaders ‘put their mask on first and be ready to take on new challenges. By adding some physical activity into your self-care routine, ParticipACTION can help you lead, coach, think, and create better!

Resource development

4-H Canada has partnered with ParticipACTION to develop these physical health resources. See the list of sources used to build these resources.

As Canada’s premier physical activity brand, ParticipACTION helps Canadians sit less and move more through innovative engagement initiatives and thought leadership. Learn more and access more resources at

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

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