During this time 4-H New Brunswick understands that families are in search of ways to engage their 4-H'ers while in-person activities are suspended. Through the Healthy Living Initiative 4-H Canada has created resources designed to increase the knowledge of healthy living in Leaders and youth.
What is healthy living? Healthy living at its core focuses on taking care of the ‘whole you’. It means making positive choices in your mental health, physical health, nutritional health, and overall well-being.
Why is healthy living important? Healthy living awareness is important for everyone because it is a holistic approach to taking care of yourself. All aspects of yourself are interconnected and making a change in one area of your health will affect other areas of your health. For example, changes in our mental health can lead to changes in our body reactions.
Why is 4-H Canada developing this initiative? 4-H Canada’s Healthy Living Initiative is in response to the critical needs of youth in communities across Canada. Young people living in rural and remote communities are at a greater risk of experiencing issues related to their mental and physical well-being. They also lack the resources and services that might be available to those in more urban areas.
What will I find in this initiative? The Healthy Living Initiative is presented in three programs, called focus areas, each centered on a different aspect of healthy living. These areas are:
How are these resources developed? 4-H Canada has teamed up with knowledgeable and youth-focused organizations to develop the resources and materials for each focus area of this initiative. All organizations have expertise in their area of focus to ensure the accuracy, relevancy and rigour of the information provided through this initiative.