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4-H Health Project

October 23, 2019
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The 4-H Health project is designed for youth interested in basic first aid and healthy well-being as well as though interested in pursuing a medical profession. In this hands-on and fun project youth will practice first aid skills, explore hygiene, nutrition, and physical fitness, and then put all the knowledge gained into practice as they develop their own personal plan and practice making decisions. Disease prevention, decision making, and healthy lifestyle choices are just a few of the life skills that could be developed during the Health project.

 

Level 1 (grades 3-5)

Level 2 (grades 6-8)

Level 3 (grades 9-12)

 

 

Resources

Health 1: First Aid in Action (grades 3-5)

Health 2: Staying Healthy (grades 6-8)

Health 3: Keeping Fit (grades 9-12)

***Manuals can be purchased at the Education Store or the Lake County Extension office

SCORECARDS can be found at the state website through the link above

RECORD SHEETS can be found at the state website through the link above

General Exhibit Requirements

Manual Required (3 Activities)

  1. See “General Rules” for poster requirements. All posters, notebooks, and display boards must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.
  2. One State Fair entry per level.

Level Requirements

Level 1 (grade 3) choose one:

  1. A poster on one of the following topics or any other covered in Level 1: First Aid for Cuts and Scrapes, First Aid for Choking, or First Aid for Strains, Sprains, and Bruises.
  2. A family first aid kit

Level 1 (grade 4) choose one:

  1. A poster on one of the following topics or any other topic covered in Level 1: First Aid for Treating Nosebleeds, First Aid for Foreign Objects, or First Aid for Stings or Bites.
  2. A family first aid kit (including at least one “Make Your Own” item discussed in your 4-H manual.

Level 1 (grade 5) choose one:

  1. Exhibit a poster on one of the following topics or any other topic covered in Level 1: First Aid for Poisons, First Aid for Broken Bones, or First Aid for Burns.
  2. A family kit for an emergency (tornado, snowstorm, no electricity, fire, etc.)

Level 2 (grade 6) choose one:

  1. Exhibit a poster on one of the following topics or any other topic covered in Level 2: human viruses or bacteria, or keeping hair, skin, nails, teeth, ears or eyes clean.
  2. A report of three activities you completed in the manual.

Level 2 (grade 7) choose one:

  1. Exhibit a poster on one of the following topics or any other topic covered in Level 2: Nutrient rich “power” foods, healthy snacks, or appropriate portion sizes.
  2. A report of three activities you completed in the manual.

Level 2 (grade 8) choose one:

  1. Exhibit a poster on one of the following topics or any other topic covered in Level 2: the importance of eating breakfast, the importance of physical activity, or turning everyday activities into exercise opportunities.
  2. A report of three activities you completed in the 4-H manual.

Level 3 (grades 9-12) choose one:

  1. A poster on a topic covered in the manual.
  2. A report of three activities you completed in the manual.

 

Interested in sponsoring a trophy or award for this project? Please contact the project superintendent or Extension Office at 219-755-3240 to learn more!

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