University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties
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Hillsboro, IL 62049
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Taylorville, IL 62568
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Jerseyville, IL 62052
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Carlinville, IL 62626
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4-H Health Jam coming to carlinville
February 9, 2017
4-H Health Jam will kick off at the Carlinville Intermediate School on Wednesday, Feb. 15. 4-H Health Jam is a youth wellness program which promotes a healthy lifestyle through interactive workshops and learning experiences emphasizing physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices. In addition, youth learn about careers in the health field profession. Over 100 fifth grade students at Carlinville Intermediate school will participate in a variety of educational sessions related to health and wellness topics. Youth will participate in a variety physical activities including Zumba, Yoga, and Karate. Youth will also learn about healthy eating habits, nutritional snacks, brain injury prevention, physical therapy protocol, and tobacco prevention. Youth were immersed in creative activities encouraging a more healthy lifestyle.
Health and wellness professionals from the local community will offer their time, expertise, and support for 4-H Health Jam. In the weeks following the event, youth will participate in weekly sessions focused on health related topics. Students will also participate in an eight-week “Walk Across Illinois” program. The goal of the “Walk Across Illinois” activity is for youth to complete 30 minutes of daily exercise equivalent to two miles of walking. At the end of eight weeks, youth will have “walked” 465 miles from northern to southern Illinois.
This program is funded by a grant from the University of Illinois Extension State 4-H office and Wal-Mart. University of Illinois Extension, Macoupin County is partnering with Carlinville Area Hospital and the Carlinville School District to carry out this program. As part of the grant, students will receive a water bottle, pedometer, and a t-shirt (upon reaching their goal). 4-H Health Jam is a program devoted to helping youth live healthier lives.
If you have questions about 4-H Health Jam or other youth programs in Macoupin County, please contact Kate Harding at 217-854-9604.
Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development, firstname.lastname@example.org