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4-H members doing yoga; Alabama 4-H

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.

Grid Key

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/ResourcesProgram DesciptionSuggested Ages
4-H Competitive EventsThe 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 AdventureThis 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 ProgramTeaches youth basic paddling skills, water safety, and aquatic resources. (CL, E, CP)9–18
Sportfishing ProgramTeaches 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 YogaHelps 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.

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