Wednesday, March 31, 2010

4-H: Something for Everyone

4-H has something for everyone; youth grades K-12 join 4-H to learn about science, engineering, technology, community service, nutrition, exercise and more. In 4-H clubs, camps, in-school and afterschool programs, youth learn leadership, citizenship and life skills while they participate in experiences that prepare them to be successful adults.

Today 4-H touches the lives of more than seven million youth across America in urban, suburban and rural communities. To learn about joining 4-H call Purdue Extension Warrick County at 897-6100 or visit us on-line at before May 1.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is celebrated in the month of March each year. In recognition, a Fruit and Vegetable Challenge, to increase consumption of produce, would be a great goal for all of us. Challenge yourself to consume at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables everyday. Plan a variety of fruits and vegetable consumption daily including dark green and orange/yellow produce. Fruits and vegetables aid in reducing the onset of a variety of diseases prevalent in our society including some forms of cancer. Make sure you present yourself appropriately to all your family members by serving as a role model in enjoying fruits and vegetables at mealtimes. Youth today do not eat enough fruits and vegetables and should be encouraged at a young age. Try new fruits and vegetables you have not tried before and prepare them in differnt forms. For example, cooked or raw vegetables. Fruits and vegetables also supply our bodies with plenty of fiber. Set your fruit and vegetable consumption goal today!

Did you know?

Youth who are 4-H members are:
25 percent more likely to contribute to their families, themselves, and their communities.
More likely to see themselves going to college compared to other youth.
41 percent less likely to engage in risk/problem behavior.
Higher scores on goal setting and goal management.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

4-H Tractor Supply Company Paper Clover Promotion

4-H Paper Clovers are paper representations of the 4-H clover that are sold for $1 or more by Tractor Supply Company store clerks and prominently displayed in-store. The paper clovers will be sold March 26th through Sunday April 14th.

Science, Science, Science

If you love science, make sure you check out our new 4-H Chemistry Project.

4-H Open Enrollment

You can join Warrick County 4-H now by visiting the Purdue Extension Warrick County website or come to a 4-H open enrollment. 4-H open enrollment will be held on March 9th and April 29th from 6:00-8:00 in the Extension office.