Star Breathing

We are going to take a moment to do a short breathing exercise to try and destress
ourselves. Get in an upright seated position with your back straight, feet flat on the floor
and roll your shoulders back, making sure you can breathe easily. For the exercise, we
are going to image a star, breathing in, holding, and breathing out for every point.


Starting at any point of the star…
INHALE as you trace the first “breathe in” side of star’s first point
HOLD your breath when you reach the tip of the point
EXHALE and breathe out as you trace your finger down the “breath out” side of the first
REPEAT until you reach where you started (for a total of 5 repetitions of “breath in →
hold → breathe out”
This breathing exercise helps us focus on our breathing, making each breath

What’s Inside of a Vaping Device

Did you know that in vaping devices, many things have been found, such as e-liquid, marijuana, nicotine, synthetic marijuana, and other drugs?

For more information go to Healthy Living


Interested in creating a Healthy Worksite? Join Delaware Fit Biz!

Delaware Fit Biz is not just another worksite wellness program, but a menu of health behavior change strategies designed to create a culture of health within Delaware worksites.

Delaware Fit Biz partners are provided lunch and learn opportunities where staff members will learn about how to implement changes to support health and wellness in the workplace. Worksites can choose which strategies work for them. Any one or combination of many will ensure that the healthiest choice is the easiest choice for your employees!

Does this sound like something you would be interested in for your worksite?

Complete the form below to tell us a little more about your site, and yourself. Once you complete this, we will send out the link for the first lunch and learn, the interest one. This webinar will provide more information on what to expect from Fit Biz before making a full commitment.

Sign up here: FIT BIZ

Walking Through the Holidays!

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With Delaware 4-H

Join the Delaware 4-H weeklong walking challenge during the Holidays. The contest will officially start Friday, December 23rd and run through Monday, January 2nd. Register by Wednesday, December 14th to receive your code to submit your steps daily. Prizes will be awarded for the participant with the most steps in each age category and the most overall steps. Pedometers will be available for anyone needing one.

Register Walking Through the Holiday’s with Delaware 4-H! today!   

Register: Walking

Walking through the holidays challenge

Age Categories:

Cloverbud (5-7 year old)

8-10 year old

11-13 year old

14-16 year old

17-19 year old


For any questions please contact Lindsay or Kaitlin

This month’s $100 Amazon Plogging Gift card goes to…

The Delaware Military 4-H

Congratulations !

This group of kids collected over 15 pounds of trash

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Please keep plogging through the month of December!

And remember to email Karen Johnston ( the number of pounds you have collect. Once she receives your amount your name will go into the raffle hat for the $100 Amazon git card.

Are you curious about what Health and Wellness Ambassadors do?

Join us for our in-person December meeting in NCC! We will be playing games, preparing and enjoying a holiday snack, and participating in a few health promoting activities so you can get a feel for what it means to be an ambassador. You don’t have to be an ambassador to join. Please RSVP below: 

Click Here: Saturday December 3rd In-Person HAWA Event 10:00am-2:00pm

Interested in more 4-H Leadership Opportunities?

Visit the University of Delaware’s Youth Development webpage.

This page highlights all of the state and national conferences and summits.

Search Here: 4-H Leadership

National Ignite by 4-H Summit (Formerly Healthy Living Summit)

Delaware 4-H Application 

March 9-12, 2023 – Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC

The National Ignite for 4-H Summit held in spring offers an immersive, three-day experience where youth dive into the issues, expand career horizons and grow as leaders while working with and learning from other teens and experts with shared passions. Focal topics include Healthy Living, Agri-Science and STEM.

Entry Deadline: Friday, January 6, 2023

Sign up here: Ignite

Have teens? Ever wonder how to parent teens in today’s world?

Botvin LifeSkills Parent Program is developed to give knowledge and skills needed to help prevent children from using drugs. The parent guide contains material and exercises that will help parents teach their children the skills that help them resist the threats of tobacco, drugs, and violence. These tools help parents prepare their child for a successful transition from adolescence to early adulthood. This program is designed for parents/guardians of students in grades 6th-9th grades. This program can be taught as a workshop with a group or individually.

For more information or to sign up for a workshop please contact Lindsay Hughes at


Delaware’s Youth Environmental Summit

YES! is a statewide confab for all Delaware high school students interested in protecting our Earth, from home schoolers, to all public, parochial and independent schools in Delaware.  The inaugural YES! was held in 2020 in Dover.  Planning is now underway for the fourth annual event to be held on Thursday, March 2, 2023.

YES! is a wide collaborative partnership of Delaware nonprofit organizations, educators, agencies, businesses, and students who want to make a difference by engaging Delaware’s youth in issues and advocacy on environmental issues.

For more information check out this site: YES!

Dates to Remember

January 2023: New Walk With Ease series begins

March 20023: National Drug Facts Week- March 20th – March 26th

Spring 2023: Looking ahead to April 21st and 22nd, mark your calendars for the 2023 Healthy Living Retreat in Hockessin, DE at the Girls Scouts of Chesapeake Bay Camp Facility! Teens and adult mentors will be invited for a weekend retreat. Stay tuned for details