Celebrating Kentucky 4-H Health Day

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By Roberta Hunt

Eating right and exercise go hand in hand in making sure we keep healthy.  Kentucky 4-H is working to help youth learn what they can do to be healthy now and as they grow into adulthood. For the first year, Kentucky 4-H will be celebrating Kentucky 4-H Health Day 2012 on Monday, Feb. 20.

Washington Co. 4-H will celebrate Kentucky 4-H Health Day by joining with the Washington County Biggest Winner program on Feb. 20 to offer a youth program from 6 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. at the Washington County Elementary Commons area. Any Washington County youth grades 1–5 are welcome to attend the program that will focus on fun ways to exercise and healthy eating. The first 25 to sign in at 5:50 p.m. will receive a surprise giveaway bag.
There is no charge for the event. Washington County High School 4-H members will be conducting the program which will include fun games for physical activity and snacks that can be easily made at home.
Over the next couple of weeks the 4-H News will include helpful hints for youth, parents and families to make physical activity and healthy eating fun and adventurous. For more information on nutrition and health, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 336-7741.
Sixteen Washington County 4-H members and adult volunteers will be attending the Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Forum to be held Feb. 9–11 at the Lexington Center and Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington. Nine teens and adults will be making presentations to share Washington County 4-H programs and six will be recognized for outstanding achievement in 4-H leadership.  While at the state 4-H Volunteer Forum, those attending will have the opportunity to network with other volunteers and hear about 4-H programs in their communities. Watch for photos and results from the 2012 KVF in upcoming 4-H news.  
The Best Sew-ers in Town 4-H Club will meet on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9-12 noon at the Washington County Extension Office.
The Sharpshooters 4-H Club will meet on Monday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Co. Extension Office.