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All Youth Ages 6-12 Programs

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4-H Afterschool Program

The 4-H Afterschool Club teaches children basic life skills including math, reading, science, positive communication, goal setting, self-responsibility, decision-making and good nutrition. Youth who have these life skills are less likely to participate in risky behaviors.

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4-H Student Nutrition Advisory Council (SNAC) Club

4-H Afterschool SNACs are student led 4-H clubs that promote leadership skills that focus on healthy living, nutrition, physical activity, cooking, and public speaking.

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4-H Teen Pollinator Ambassador Program

Establish a statewide, Nevada 4-H Pollinator Ambassador Program, creating awareness, education, outreach, and peer-to-peer educational opportunities for at least 10 Nevada youth and adult Extension professionals.

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4-H Youth Development

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

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Chef Suzy's Cooking Demonstrations & Recipes

Extension Nutrition Specialist Susan McClain, "Chef Suzy," presents cooking demonstrations in elementary schools. Each 30- to 45-minute demonstration goes over three recipes that are easy, simple, healthy, affordable and accessible.

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Clark County 4-H Afterschool Program

Extension provides 4-H programming in the afterschool setting. Students learn-by-doing in 4-H Afterschool.

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Family Storyteller Literacy Program

National award-winning Family Storyteller is a literacy program aimed at encouraging and training parents to play a vital role in the literacy development of their children. The statewide program creates an opportunity for parents and young children to interact around literacy and language activities.

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Healthy Kids Festival

The goal of the Healthy Kids Festival is to provide sustainable tools and opportunities for low-income families with children ages 3-8 to make healthy choices as they approach the adolescent years. The event, hosted by Extension’s All 4 Kids Program in collaboration with local community partners provides long-term solutions to childhood obesity through physical activity, healthy eating and other behaviors related to childhood obesity prevention. 

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Healthy Kids Resource Center

A one-stop shop for evidence-based research, resources, curricula, activities and materials that focus on obesity prevention for teachers and parents of young children. It is designed to educate parents and teachers as well as provide the tools needed to teach young children how to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools

This is a comprehensive nutrition program based on the socio-ecological model incorporating nutrition education, promotion and policy, systems and environmental changes that support the implementation of school wellness policy.

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Hope for Family Resilience Program

The Hope for Family Resilience Program set out to support families through education, programs, and resources that provide a foundation for using both the heart and head for building the family on deeper knowledge, trust, reliability, and commitment.

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Kids Cook

A series of cooking classes where children can learn basic cooking skills, typically provided when school is out during the summer.

Photo collage of parents and children cooking together.

Little Books & Little Cooks

Healthy eating, family literacy and positive parent-child interaction is promoted in this 7-week program for families with preschool aged children. It also promotes children's school readiness skills. An important component of the program is the involvement of both parents and children, especially during the hands-on cooking activities.

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Nevada Youth Range Camp Program

Most of Nevada’s youth live in large urban environments, with little exposure to rangelands, forests or agricultural environments, and the products and services rangelands provide. This program teaches students ages 14-18 how to read maps; identify and the importance of rangeland plants; evaluate sagebrush, woodland and stream ecosystems; wildlife habitat; and many other topics related to rangelands.

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Partners in Parenting

The first five years of life have a significant effect on children’s development and learning and parents play the most important role during this time. Partners in Parenting offers many educational programs, workshops and resources primarily for parents with young children (0-5 years of age) to support healthy child development, school readiness skills, and positive parent-child interaction.

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Positive Connections for Parents & Teenagers

Understanding teenage behavior and increasing parenting knowledge and skills is explored in this 4-week program for parents with adolescents.

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Produce Pick of the Month

This evidence-based campaign focuses on building fruit and vegetable consumption in children through healthy snacking. Produce Pick of the Month is a monthly, in-school nutrition education program for primary grade children in at-risk elementary schools in many counties across Nevada. In addition to direct instruction, staff works with school wellness coordinators to build meaningful and sustainable programming to create a good environment in every school.

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Raiders/UNLV Sports & Health Program (RUSH)

Extension, the UNLV School of Public Health and Las Vegas Raiders partner to provide physical activity and nutrition education and promote mental health awareness for middle school-aged students.

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Raising Your Relative's Kids: How to Find Help

As part of the family support program Kinship Families, Raising Your Relative's Kids: How to Find Help is a resource guide for kinship caregivers caring for children in out-of-home placement. We offer an informational website using the 100+ page resource guide, which is also available in print and on CD, including a Spanish version.

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The Greenhouse Project

The Greenhouse Project serves as a teaching facility for hands on programs at the Carson City High School. Students help to cultivate and distribute vegetables and herbs for culinary classes and community food ban.

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Veggies for Kids

Veggies for Kids teaches children about healthy eating habits and improves accessibility to fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

The curriculum teaches youth to raise quality swine, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, dairy goats, rabbits, and poultry.

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Youth Horticulture Education Program

Youth Horticulture Education Program is the premier program of horticulture projects that involve youth, families and educators.

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Propagation by Seed
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Nicole Hansen, of the Youth Horticulture Education Program, teaches how to propagate plants by stem and leaf cuttings.
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Sedentary Behavior | Don't Just Sit, and Sit, and Sit!
Being sedentary can result in more sitting and less time spent being physically active which can lead to obesity and greater risk for having diabetes and other chronic health problems as an adult.
Lindsay, A. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-20
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Shopping with Kids
Your Game Plan to Grocery Shopping With Kids
Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-105
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Snack & Mealtime Routines
A regular routine of meals and snacks helps discourage eating all day, and preschoolers like it because they know what to expect.
Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-103
Nicole Hansen
Something Special is Coming From YHEP!
YHEP and Texas A&M University have something very special coming up. Stay Tuned!
Hansen, N. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
Strategies for Inclusive Educational Programs Multicultural Education Series - No. 2
This fact sheet offers strategies to become more inclusive and culturally appropriate when designing and implementing education programs. Learn more about incorporating multicultural content, guiding principles, different cultures, and many more.
Meier, A. 2007, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-07-54
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Talking Positively At Mealtimes - Your Words Matter
As your child's caregiver, you play the biggest role in their eating behavior.
Buffington, A. and Lindsay, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-90
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Teaching Children To Make Healthy Choices - Empowering Children Through Language
If young children are taught early and practice healthy choices, they will make better food choices as they grow up.
Buffington, A. and Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-85
Teaching Young Children About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
It is important to teach your child about diversity, equity and inclusion. It is so important to help your children learn how to embrace diversity in a way that is respectful and celebrates different cultures, backgrounds and experiences.
YaeBin Kim 2021, University of Nevada, Reno, Extension, FS-21-96
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Team YHEP Presents: Hydroponics Harvest and Donations
Team YHEP shows you how we harvest and package our hydroponic produce for donation to our food pantry partners throughout Las Vegas!
O'Callaghan, A., Braxton-Perry, T., Hansen, N., and Ford-Terry, I., 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
The 4-H Advantage – How Nevada 4-H Youth Differ from Those with No 4-H Experience
This fact sheet contains a study on the 4-H experience and the advantages that come with it. This study also gives examples of 4-H youth and 4-H experience to help understand the difference between the two.
Lewis, S. 2008, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-69
The Benefits of Employing Certified Babysitters
This fact sheet explains the benefits of employing certified babysitters by exploring the skills, expectations, and certification of certified babysitters.
Clark, M., Caldera, Z., and Leigh, G. 2004, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-04-64
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The Elements of Fitness | Fit Kids Are Healthy Kids
Children should engage in indoor and outdoor active play in their pre-school and at home.
Lindsay, A. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-16
Training youth to prepare communities for disasters
This fact sheet will report on a final evaluation of a two-state educational program to train older youth to educate communities about disasters and to train fellow youth in appropriate response efforts once a disaster occurs.
Powell, P. 2012, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-12-09
University of Nevada, Reno Extension Statewide Health and Nutrition Program Best Practices Guide for Program Implementation (First Edition)
This tool serves as a resource for implementing multi-component interventions and evidence-based curricula to improve the health and wellbeing of Nevadans. It is designed to assist internal and external collaborators in increasing the appeal of healthful nutrition and physical activity in limited resource communities.
Helm, M. M., Buffington, A., Lindsay, A. R. 2022, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Informational Publication
Using a Pedometer
Using a Pedometer
Physical activity is one of the most important things we can do to improve our health. However, finding time to incorporate an exercise regime into a daily schedule can often be a challenge. To gain some health benefits, simply increase your number of daily steps and make them more intentional and brisk!
Lindsay, A. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-08-32
Views of Some Protective Factors that Help Reduce Negative Behavior Among Native American Youth
This fact sheet contains information on serval statistics on Native American youth demographic, risk factors, and protective factors. Learn through detailed tables and graphs that display the data of each topic.
Smith, M. 2000, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-00-26
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Walker River Indian Reservation: Youth Development
This fact sheet contains information on the Walker River Paiute Indian Reservation and the possible youth risk factors. Learn about major problems that affect the youth in the reservation and the protective factors in place.
Emm, S. 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-63
Ways Introverts and Extraverts Can Accept, Respect, and Embrace Human Differences
This fact sheet provides information on how introverts and extroverts can accept, respect, and embrace human differences by looking at introverts' and extroverts' tendencies and how to work out differences.
Leigh, G. and Miller, E. 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-98
Ways Thinkers and Feelers Can Accept, Respect, and Embrace Human Differences
This fact sheet provides information on how thinkers and feelers can accept, respect, and embrace human differences by looking at thinkers' and feelers' tendencies and how to work out differences.
Leigh, G. and Miller, E. 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-100
Welcoming Latino youth to California 4-H! Fabregas Janeiro, M.G., Horrillo, S. 2017, Annual Conference Cambio de Colores Proceedings. Building Bridges, Dialogue, and Opportunities, 15, 61-68.
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What Is Physical Literacy? | Early Start, Active for Life
A young child who is physically literate is one who has the motivation confidence, knowledge, skills, and fitness necessary to enjoy a physically active lifestyle
Lindsay, A. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-13
What's Up with School?
This fact sheet contains information on why school is important and things that could be done for a brighter future.
Luna, N. and Martinez, M. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-12
Yes, Parenting is Difficult!
If you are parents to children of any age, at some point in life you must have felt that parenting is difficult. Parenting sometimes involves more work than pleasure. Although very rewarding, most parents agree, taking care of a child and his or her many, many needs can be physically and emotionally exhausting.
YaeBin K. 2021, University of Nevada, Reno, Extension, FS-21-95
YHEP Summer Recipes, Ep.02: Garden Fresh Eggplant Empanadas
Delicious summer empanada dish using hearty eggplant created by Tricia Braxton Perry.
Braxton Perry, T. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
Tomatoes in a 5-Gallon Bucket
YHEP: Hydroponics At Home, Ep 03: Growing Tomatoes in a 5-Gallon Bucket
YHEP Instructor Ian Ford-Terry shows you how you can grow tomatoes year-round in a DIY 5-gallon bucket hydroponic system!
Ford-Terry, I. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel