Foods, Nutrition, and Health
Helping youth develop good eating habits and adopt a healthy lifestyle is a key initiative in Virginia 4-H. Many projects incorporate how food is produced explaining the food journey from farmer to consumer, food buying skills, and food label reading. As a participant in these projects you will learn how to plan nutritious menus, handle food safely, incorporate exercise into daily living, and prepare tasty, nutritious snacks and meals. The 4-H Health projects help young people recognize the value of good health, the relationship between good health practices and their own health and that growth is unique to each individual.