Texas 4-H Family & Community Health Program

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Program
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Overview

The Texas 4-H Family & Community Health Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about nutrition, interior design, consumer education and more.

Contact

Julie Gardner
Extension Program Specialist - II
Address: 1470 William D Fitch Parkway
College Station, TX 77845

The Texas 4-H Family and Community Health program integrates all dimensions of health to develop healthy and happy youth throughout Texas. The Texas 4-H FCH program builds a foundation of healthy behaviors related to nutrition, physical activity, financial literacy, personal safety, mental health, and environmental safety. Although the dimensions of health are independent, they influence each other. By focusing on multiple dimensions of health, this demonstrates to youth and families the affect one dimension has on another and the long-term, positive health behaviors that can occur when the dimensions are focused holistically. Texas 4-H FCH programs goals is to present the full picture of health and provide the tools necessary for youth to achieve positive outcomes in each area. Approaching health in this way means healthy, happy youth who in turn become healthy, happy adults!

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