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  • Proper Handwashing

    Published on September 26, 2019

    Handwashing is one of the most important things you can do to prevent the spread of germs. To wash your hands properly, follow these five simple steps.

  • Building Strong Adolescents

    Building Strong Adolescents news, programming and other resources from MSU Extension.

  • Together We Can

    Together We Can news, programming and other resources from MSU Extension.

  • 4-H Exploration Days

    This MSU precollege program welcomes youth ages 12-19 to explore their future, try new things and experience college life! During this three-day event, youth will gain confidence and independence through hands-on learning and make friends for a lifetime.

  • 4-H Plants, Soils & Gardening

    4-H youth explore the broad scope of plant sciences through educational opportunities about crops, vegetables, horticulture and more. Participants learn about topics include weeds, crops, fruits, vegetables, gardening, horticulture, and agronomy.

  • Outdoor Adventure Challenge

    This program uses the outdoors to lead youth in activities that teach how to plan, organize, and conduct their own activities outdoors. Participants learn canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, hiking, outdoor survival and safety skills and more.

  • Jump Into Foods & Fitness (JIFF)

    Jump Into Foods and Fitness (JIFF) is a research-based curriculum that features eight “Kangaroo Jumps” or sessions that help kids ages 8 to 11 (grades 3 to 5) learn the importance of nutrition, increased physical activity and food safety.

  • Inclusive 4-H

    Blending different backgrounds together is a unique aspect of Michigan 4-H. Differences including people of diverse backgrounds, heritages, and physical and mental abilities are welcome, and encouraged, to join 4-H as a participant or volunteer.

  • 4-H Healthy Youth

    Michigan 4-H Youth Development supports and empowers individuals, families and volunteers to help young people make proactive decisions about healthy lifestyles by offering resources and tools around nutrition, fitness and health in young people.

  • 4-H Healthy U at MSU Camp

    Gain knowledge about nutrition, physical fitness and personal safety while having the opportunity to visit and explore MSU!

  • 4-H Scholarships & Recognition Program

    The 4-H Scholarship and Recognition Program provides both youth participants and 4-H volunteers with recognition and rewards for their work in 4-H.

  • 4-H Military Family Programs

    4-H provides predictable programming, helpful resources and a safe and nurturing environment for military kids who face frequent moves and experience the difficulties surrounding lengthy deployments.

  • Kea Norrell-Aitch

    Healthy Living Educator, Youth and Teen Mental Health First Aid Coordinator
    kea@msu.edu
    586-469-6264

  • Jill Connin

    4-H Program Coordinator & Community Nutrition Instructor
    conninji@msu.edu
    906-286-3327

  • Heads In, Hearts In: My Favorite Exercises Are...

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity you will name several physical exercise you like to do and then create an individual balloon and toss it to choose an exercise to perform.

  • Managing Youth Stress

    Published on March 27, 2020
    MSU Extension provides the opportunity for people to understand and help the youth with managing stressful moments within their life.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Full Healthy Living Activity Book

    Published on October 18, 2018
    The Heads In, Hearts In family enrichment program encourages families to use their minds as a tool to expand their knowledge around a variety of topic areas. This packet contains all 15 healthy living activities.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Hunt for Nutrition

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will begin to identify the five food groups and categorize each food that you find into one of the food groups.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Food Labels: Count Your Ingredients

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will look at the nutrition labels on the food products on the table to see how many ingredients each contains, sort them on the table according to how many ingredients they have and learn which foods tend to be the healthiest choices.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Physical Activity Log

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will create a physical activity log by recording each day's physical activity, making sure that the total number of minutes of activity each day is at least 60.