HealthMajor Program


Total Hours




with Local Stakeholders.



of Multistate Efforts.


Total Number

of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators

Number of youth who were educated on health and well-being through 4-H programs (KOSA)


Number of youth who indicated they made healthy lifestyle choices as a result of what they learned through 4-H programming (PRACTICE)


Number of youth who indicated they increased their daily number of servings of fruits and vegetables eaten as a result of 4-H programs (PRACTICE)


Number of youth who indicated “yes or usually” to the Common Measures Experience Survey Question #13 “Is 4-H a place where you have a chance to be a leader?” (SEEC)


Number of youth who indicated “yes or usually” to the Common Measures Experience Survey Question #6 “Is 4-H A place where you get to figure out things for yourself?” (SEEC)



4-H Run Club

According to Kentucky Health News, Kentucky ranks 3rd in child obesity, a disease tied to a long list of other health issues; treatment requires changes in family lifestyle. On top of the growing rates of childhood obesity, families were forced to navigate through a pandemic. COVID-19 changed a lot of dynamics with families. Parents were reluctant to let their kids play outdoors in fear of them catching the virus.In an effort to get children in Madison County moving and consequently their whole...

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4-H Run Club

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