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Healthy Living For All

Del Arroyo 4-H | Alameda County Status: Complete Categories: Citizenship, Food and Nutrition, Physical Activity and Exercise, Social and Emotional Health Youth Leader: Angela | Age: 15

This project addresses all areas of healthy living such as nutrition, exercise, and safe driving. Obesity is common in our community. We would like to provide attendees with the materials, support and mindset that they need to get fit and active and stay fit! There will also be info on safe driving for teens, seniors, and everyone in-between. The Healthy Living Expo will bridge the generation gap between youth and seniors by providing information for all age groups on healthy living related topics.  Vendors and Exhibitors will share information and resources with attendees on various healthy living topics.

How Did 4-H Help?

Alameda County 4-Hers helped to plan and run a Healthy Living Expo for the community. There were 12 non 4-H booths and exhibitors in attendance. Healthy Necessity and Advanced Health Chiropractic provided free chair massages. Daisy Blue Naturals gave out free samples of natural and eco-friendly lotions, soaps, baby products and home cleaning products. AARP Safe Driving spread the word about their driver safety programs for seniors. California Highway Patrol provided information to teens, and everyone else, on safe driving using Impact Teen Driving materials. Livermore Police Department provided information on how to stay crime free and showed some common burglar deterrents. Kiona’s Farm’acy talked about natural and herbal medicine and the benefits. New Leaf Pleasanton enrolled attendees into their senior discount program. Sunrise Mountain Sports brought a Kayak and shared the benefits of getting active and outdoors. Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley Provided Information on their programs to attendees. Livermore Senior Services provided resources and information on their programs and classes. Alameda County Transportation Commission provided information on their senior and youth programs. In addition to our 12 onsite exhibitors, Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, Area Agency on Aging, Natural Awakenings Magazine and Healthy Kids out of school provided materials and handouts. In addition to all of the non 4-H booths we borrowed the State’s blender bike, had a 4-H informational booth, and interactive booths with healthy living topics.

The Healthy Living Expo will bridge the generation gap between youth and seniors by providing information for all age groups on healthy living related topics

The Impact

We gave out a survey to all the attendees and the feedback was great. Almost all of the attendees learned something about one part of Healthy Living or another. A good amount of the feedback on learning experiences that we received had to do with our informational booth "sugar shockers." The event was a rewarding experience for all of the 4-Hers that participated. Some learned about organization and event management, others about leadership and other life skills while preparing for and at the event. After the event, we received positive feedback from many of the exhibitors about their experiences and the event in general. Our community partner, Livermore Senior Services was extremely pleased with the event and exhibitors.