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First Aid, staying healthy and keeping fit are what this project is all about. Kids need all the information they can get about their food and fitness options. You can promote nutrition, health and fitness and personal safety as important parts of a young person’s development. 4-H offers learning opportunities and resources that help kids make healthy food choices, develop their food purchase and preparation skills, create plans for fitness, prepare and handle food safely and increase knowledge of personal safety in areas such as first aid.

State Fair Exhibit Rules

Each county may submit 3 entries total from 50226, 50227, 50228, 50229, 50230; and 1 entry from 50231.

50226    Health 1

Select four First Aid Skills and complete the activities for that section. Bring the project book and be prepared to discuss the completed sections. Exhibit a family first aid kit and be prepared to explain what each items is used for.

50227    Health 2

Select four Staying Healthy skills and complete the activities for that section. Bring the project book and be prepared to discuss the completed sections. Exhibit a “smarts” project as explained in the project manual.

50228    Health 3

Select four Keeping Fit Skills and complete the activities for that section. Bring the project book and be prepared to discuss the completed sections. Exhibit a poster or display on one of the Keeping Fit Skills.

50229    Health Innovation Class

Open to youth who were at least 13 years of age on 9/1/16 and are enrolled in Health 1, 2 or 3.

Demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have gained through the Health project.  The exhibit may include, but isn’t limited to, original works, objects, demonstrations, digital presentations, programs, websites, games, apps, performances, or posters which you have made. Choose whatever method best shows what you’ve learned. Your exhibit should not fit in the other exhibit options for this project. You must furnish any equipment you need for your exhibit. Internet service will not be provided for the exhibit. All exhibits must include something visual, such as a printed copy of a digital presentation, which will remain on display during the exhibition. Electronic equipment will only be used during your personal judging time and will not remain on display during the entire exhibit period.

50230    Health Clover Challenge

Open to 15- to 18-year-olds enrolled in the Health Clover Challenge Project who have completed Health 1, 2 and 3.

Exhibits in this category should go “above and beyond” what the 4-H project books cover and should represent an accumulation of years of project study. The exhibit may include, but isn’t limited to, original works, objects, demonstrations, digital presentations, programs, websites, games, apps, performances, or posters which you have made. Choose whatever method best shows what you’ve learned. You must furnish any equipment you need for your exhibit. Internet service will not be provided for the exhibit. All exhibits must include something visual, such as a printed copy of a digital presentation, which will remain on display during the exhibition. Electronic equipment will only be used during your personal judging time and will not remain on display during the entire exhibit period. The completed Illinois 4-H Clover Challenge Agreement must be presented with the exhibit.

50231    Health Ready4Life Challenge

Open to 11- to 18-year-olds enrolled in any Health project

Exhibits in this category must include the following: a) a physical representation of the career or business product such as a model, prototype or display/portfolio that includes images of accomplished work; b) verbal or written explanations that demonstrate knowledge of the related career or business fields, potential careers, and the appropriate requirements for achievement in those fields. The judging criteria for this class values thoroughness of career and/or business exploration and pursuit above the workmanship of the physical specimen on display.