Life & Health

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a variety of materials, programs and resources for promoting the lives and health of Texans. These include an array of nutrition, health and wellness materials and programs for both youth and adult audiences, including many community-driven programs.

Related Departments: Food Science & Technology, Nutrition

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Life & Health

Publications

Publication

Created by teachers, this multifaceted garden, nutrition, and physical activities curriculum is evidence-based and academically rich.

Publication

This classroom set of 25 student journals is an important resource for your children’s weekly Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! experience.

Publication

This teacher key contains answers to exercises in the Workbook of Parliamentary Guide for FFA (IMS #8004).

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

In the Natural Resources project area, youth gain knowledge and experience in a variety of outdoor topic areas such as water conservation, outdoor living skills, forestry, fishing, and more. Young Texans involved in these projects are introduced to a vast array of educational and fun opportunities to be immersed in the world around them.

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 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

In early childhood, a child’s social emotional development and mental health are one and the same. That means the strategies early childhood educators use to cultivate positive social emotional development are, by definition, supportive of positive mental health outcomes.

The purpose of this 2-hour course is to give early childhood professionals a review of key milestones and learning goals in the social emotional domain of development and a selection of practical strategies to help children achieve them.

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Increased engagement in outdoor and nature play can benefit young children’s learning across all developmental domains.

The purpose of this 2-hour course is to offer early childhood professionals strategies for supporting children’s cognitive development through outdoor play and learning activities.

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Increased engagement in outdoor and nature play can benefit young children’s learning across all developmental domains.

The purpose of this 2-hour course is to offer early childhood professionals strategies for supporting children’s language development through outdoor play and learning activities.

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    In early childhood, a child’s social emotional development and mental health are one and the same. That means the strategies early childhood educators use to cultivate positive social emotional development are, by definition, supportive of positive mental health outcomes.

    The purpose of this 2-hour course is to give early childhood professionals a review of key milestones and learning goals in the social emotional domain of development and a selection of practical strategies to help children achieve them.

  • Course

    Increased engagement in outdoor and nature play can benefit young children’s learning across all developmental domains.

    The purpose of this 2-hour course is to offer early childhood professionals strategies for supporting children’s cognitive development through outdoor play and learning activities.

  • Course

    Increased engagement in outdoor and nature play can benefit young children’s learning across all developmental domains.

    The purpose of this 2-hour course is to offer early childhood professionals strategies for supporting children’s language development through outdoor play and learning activities.

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    Indoors or outdoors, a strategic approach to observation and assessment gives early childhood educators the information they need to effectively plan for children’s needs, interests, and abilities.

    The purpose of this 2-hour course is to offer tips for incorporating systematic observation into outdoor and nature play activities, including what to look for and how to document what you see.

  • Course

    Increased engagement in outdoor and nature play can benefit young children’s learning across all developmental domains.

    The purpose of this 2-hour course is to offer early childhood professionals strategies for supporting children’s social emotional development through outdoor play and learning activities.

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