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4th H for Health Challenge – Year 2, encourages 4-H groups to serve water, fruits and vegetables, and to incorporate physical activity and a social/emotional health activity at four meetings and events. Below are some ideas:    

Mix & Mingle – A quick, active icebreaker for large groups to encourage decision making, choices and an opportunity to get to know each other.

Group stands in middle of a hall area. The leader stands in front facing group and calls out a choice, pointing to opposite sides. For example inside vs. outside. If I like “outside” more than “inside” I would go to right. Run or walk to side of room which they prefer.

Examples of choices: nature vs city, casual vs dress-up, apple vs banana, Instagram vs twitter, dancing vs singing, performing vs watching, iPhone vs android, surfing vs skiing, water ice vs ice cream, carrots vs celery, strawberry vs blueberry, white potato vs sweet potato…



1 ½ c. cold milk

1 c. fresh or canned fruit, drained

1 small pkg. vanilla instant pudding

Combine milk, pudding mix and fruit in one quart jar or bowl with tight fitting lid, shake until well mixed (about 1-2 minutes). Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Serves 4-6.



Green, Red, Yellow and Orange Peppers contain high amounts of Vitamin C. A red bell pepper contains 3 times the amount of Vitamin C in an average orange. Orange peppers are consider an Eyefood meaning high in nutrients promoting eye health!

Serve pepper strips with: Savory Yogurt Dip – Combine 2 cups low fat plain yogurt, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 3 T. lemon juice, ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese and a pinch of salt and pepper.