4-H Family & Community Health

In the Family and Community Health project area, youth learn about many facets of healthy living, consumer choices, and life skills. With projects involving cooking, consumer decisions, sewing, and personal safety, there is an engaging opportunity for all youth.

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

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This 2-page factsheet outlines warning signs for suicide and includes recommendations should you suspect someone is considering harming themselves.

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This 3-page publication identifies the signs of depression and how to manage farm-related stress.

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This fact sheet discusses the four end-of-life documents that Texans should have in place.

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

This session discusses child restraint energy management, including load legs, European shoulder belt routing, anti-rebound features, crushable frames, internal side-impact protection, external side impact protection, and more. The course features instructor Joe Colella and is approved for 1 CEU towards the required 6 CEUs.

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A discussion of the effects of common misuse and combinations of misuse and its effect on pediatric injury. An analysis of the data was done to show which misuse is most dangerous for the different types of restraints including a comparison of injuries to children when using optimal restraints, suboptimal restraints and when unrestrained to see if the data supports current best practice recommendations.

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This session will explore the topic of using car seats in smaller vehicles. Some vehicles just aren’t suited for car seat use, while other times we can make adjustments to the vehicle and/or select certain car seats to improve compatibility. And, naturally, when multiple car seats are used in one vehicle, fit can become a problem, even in vehicles that aren’t considered tiny. Technicians will learn about general tips and explore some specific examples.

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    This course provides information for certified child passenger safety technicians who wish to stay current in their technical knowledge. The course, presented in video format, features instructor and LATCH Manual author Denise Donaldson. This course is approved for 1 CEU towards the required 6 CEUS for re-certification.

  • Course

    This course is designed to educate service providers of farmworkers on how to identify challenges and improve services for farmworkers with disabilities and chronic health conditions.

  • Publication

    This 3-page publication identifies the signs of depression and how to manage farm-related stress.

  • Publication

    This 2-page factsheet outlines warning signs for suicide and includes recommendations should you suspect someone is considering harming themselves.

  • Publication

    This fact sheet discusses the four end-of-life documents that Texans should have in place.

  • 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

    This 3-page publication offers a few key sections for successful implementation, such as: Building the Action Plan, Roles, and Responsibilities, Maintaining Community Engagement, and a template for a Plan of Action.

  • Project

    This project focuses on clothing, home décor, sewing, the consumer aspect of purchasing clothing and home décor, and the art of designing these items.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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