4-H Family & Community Health

Our Texas 4-H program offers youth the opportunity to participate in activities, programs and projects related to family and community health, including nutrition, wellness, personal health and safety.

Related Departments: Food Science & Technology, Nutrition

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Texas 4-H Foods & Nutrition Project

The Texas 4-H Foods & Nutrition Project empowers youth with culinary and nutrition skills to prepare nutritious foods while creating healthy eating patterns. Creating healthy eating patterns at an early age can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, obesity, and poor nutrition in adulthood. 

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4-H Family & Community Health

Publications

Publication

Managing a budget and keeping records is tedious enough, so try to avoid "watching every penny" and being distracted by irrelevant details. A good effort at keeping records and managing your family's living budget will go a long way toward enhancing your financial future. (5 pages).

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Farmers are more than five times as likely to commit suicide as the general population. This factsheet outlines warning signs for suicide and includes recommendations should you suspect someone is considering harming themselves. (2 pages).

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Farmers and their families face unique stressors and hardships that can sometimes be difficult to navigate. This publication identifies the signs of depression and how to manage farm-related stress. (3 pages).

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

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.

Program

Texas 4-H is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M University System. Founded in 1908, 4-H is the largest youth development program in Texas, reaching more than 550,000 youth each year.

Program

Texas 4-H Youth Ambassador program is for high school 4-H members looking to develop and practice advanced skills in a variety of 4-H program areas.

Courses

Course

Understanding the factors that increase nutrition risk is important to those who work with older populations. After completion of this module, volunteers will have a better understanding of the DETERMINE Nutrition Risk Assessment.

All Resources on 4-H Family & Community Health

  • Course

    Understanding the factors that increase nutrition risk is important to those who work with older populations. After completion of this module, volunteers will have a better understanding of the DETERMINE Nutrition Risk Assessment.

  • Publication

    Managing a budget and keeping records is tedious enough, so try to avoid "watching every penny" and being distracted by irrelevant details. A good effort at keeping records and managing your family's living budget will go a long way toward enhancing your financial future. (5 pages).

  • Publication

    Farmers are more than five times as likely to commit suicide as the general population. This factsheet outlines warning signs for suicide and includes recommendations should you suspect someone is considering harming themselves. (2 pages).

  • Publication

    Farmers and their families face unique stressors and hardships that can sometimes be difficult to navigate. This publication identifies the signs of depression and how to manage farm-related stress. (3 pages).

  • Publication

    Communities often create outstanding economic and business development strategies only to lose momentum after the planning stage. Many good plans end up sitting on a shelf because they are never implemented. This publication offers a few key sections for successful implementation, such as: Building the Action Plan, Roles, and Responsibilities, Maintaining Community Engagement, and a […]

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