Health & Nutrition
These programs support strong minds and bodies so children are ready for learning that will last a lifetime. Illinois 4-H is empowering youth to make wise decisions when confronted with risky behaviors such as substance abuse. Youth gain skills in dealing with peer pressure & stress, making good decisions, and improving their self-values. Youth in Illinois 4-H nutrition programs lead healthier lives by eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Youth can prepare healthy meals. Illinois 4-H is changing the eating and exercise habits of Illinois youth through a variety of healthy living programs. Youth in Extension 4-H nutrition programs lead healthier lives by eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.