The Alabama 4-H healthy living curriculum grid provides a snapshot of what we teach. Please note, not all programs are available in every county.
Growing Alabama’s Future: Alabama 4-H seeks to empower youth with the skills to lead our communities, our state, our nation, and our world. Alabama 4-H will reflect the population demographics, vulnerable populations, diverse needs, and social conditions of the state.
Delivery Modes: CL=Clubs, IS=In School, E=Enrichment, I=Independent, CP=Camping
4-H Curriculum–Healthy Living
Healthy Living Events: CED Contests (Baked Foods, Freestyle Showcase and Freestyle Demo), State Chef 4-H Contest, State 4-H Egg Cookery Contest, and Senior Achievement: Foods and Nutrition/Family and Consumer Science
|Alabama 4-H Supported Curriculum/Resources||Program Desciption||Suggested Ages|
|4-H Competitive Events||The goal of Alabama 4-H Healthy Living programming is to provide developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that promote optimal physical, social, and emotional well-being for youth and their families. Healthy living is embedded in almost everything we do and crosses all content disciplines–financial health, food systems health, and outdoor programming. 4-H members can participate in healthy living activities during Competitive Events Day.||9–18|
|Cloverbud Adventure||This program is a non-formal age-appropriate Alabama 4-H curriculum to help develop the confidence, social skills, decision-making abilities, subject-matter knowledge, and natural curiosity to get them ready for 4-H membership. Curriculum lessons range from introductory STEM concepts, self and family exploration, and self-awareness. Curriculum is also a staff and volunteer training document to help professionals understand working with pre-membership age 4-H youth. (CL, E)||5–8|
|RiverKids Program||Teaches youth basic paddling skills, water safety, and aquatic resources. (CL, E, CP)||9–18|
|Sportfishing Program||Teaches youth basic and advanced angling skills, responsible fishing behavior, and about fish habitat and biology. Modules include Fishing 101, Fish Ecology, and Fishing Ethics. (CL, IS, E, CP)||9–18|
|4-H Yoga||Helps improve flexibility, strengthen muscles, and improve balance as well as help youth develop life-long healthy habits that we hope will be sustained long-term.||9–18|
See National 4-H Curriculum Resources for additional resources.