The National 4-H Curriculum, STEPS to a Healthy Teen: Segments To Emphasize Physical activity and nutrition Steps, consists of 10 activities that target youth ages 14 to 19.
The purpose of the curriculum is to help youth develop skills and knowledge in physical education and nutrition. Participants experience a variety of learning methods and tools such as games, case scenarios, computer software programs, cooking demonstrations, and fitness challenges. Most activities range from 45 to 60 minutes and include accompanying handouts.
Each activity includes a Teen Research (TR) Challenge take-home task. The TR Challenge encourages healthier lifestyles through thought-provoking activities for teens to solve themselves or with their families.
It is strongly recommended to combine the Facilitator Guide with the Youth Notebook to provide full access to all curriculum content.
- The link to the Facts & Myths About Energy Drinks video (page 35) is incorrect. You can see the video at this link.
- The MyPlate Super Tracker (page 4) has been discontinued. A suggested alternate resource is MyFitnessPal.
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