Community youth programs

Community-based youth programs offer valuable environments for helping youth achieve energy balance. Within a safe and supervised setting – and without the academic pressures of the regular school day – kids are ripe for learning how to make healthy eating and active living choices.

“The Collection Connection 4-H Club had a great time celebrating Go for the Greens. They brought healthy and nutritious "green" foods to share; made spinach and mushroom pizza as a snack; and even shared their health lesson with the local food pantry by collecting canned vegetables for a donation.”

Dawn Olson
Penn State Cooperative Extension
Monroe County