2014 4-H Youth-Adult Partnership Conf. on Healthy Living

YAPlogo copy-finalAtlantic Sands Hotel
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Friday, January 17,starting with registration from 6-8 p.m. thru
Sunday, January 19, ending at noon.

A weekend conference for teams of 2-4 teens and an adult volunteer from all over the Northeast. Get the latest information on healthy living and take back ideas to your community for projects to improve the health of your school and community.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: The conference includes hotel room, workshops, speakers, dance, t-shirt, and great food…all in a setting on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk!


Full conference fee with hotel for 2 nights:

  • Adult single occupancy – $340
  • Youth quad. occupancy – $205
  • Saturday only registration:  $100

REGISTER NOW!  You will be invoiced later.  Payment must be submitted by December 15, 2013.


Conference attendees will have an opportunity to attend workshops with three different healthy living categories including fitness & nutrition, emotional & mental wellness, and personal & community development.  In addition to these workshops, youth will attend roundtable sessions that will cover important topics like service-learning projects, community issue mapping, evaluation and more.  By the end of the conference, teams should have a good idea of varying healthy living issues within their communities and understand how to help reduce these problems.

Some workshops include:

Session 1            Nutrition                                                     9:45-11:00am      

My Plate – Katie Jones, Academic Coordinator, University of Delaware, College of Ag

Up for the Challenge – Justine Berdini, Healthy Living Public Ally

Healthy Snacks – Kathleen Splane, Family & Consumer Science Extension Educator and State Program Leader, University of Delaware

Stretching Your Food Dollar – Betsy Morris, EFNEP Nutrition Assistant, University of Delaware

Zumba – Natasha Lamadieu, Certified Fitness Instructor

Session 2            Mental and Emotional Health                   1:30-2:45pm       

Managing Stress – Sequoia Rent, Young Health Program Coordinator, University of Delaware

Health Rocks – Rhianna Gagliardi, Health Rocks Public Ally & Diana Soukhaphonh, Botvins Public Ally

Distracted Driving – Mike Love, Extension Agent-Community and Occupational Safety, University of Delaware

Mental & Emtional Wellness in Youth – Nigel Gannon, State 4-H Healthy Living Program Specialist, Cornell University

Peer Pressure & Self Image – Collegiate 4-H, University of Delaware chapter

Session 3    Personal and Community Development          3:00-4:15pm

 IM40 – Sequoia Rent, Young Health Program Coordinator, University of Delaware

Conflict Resolution – Dr. Ernesto Lopez, State Volunteer Coordinator, University of


Sexual Health & Personal Responsibility – Krista Scott, Health Teacher, Phyllis

Wheatley Middle School

Social Media: What it means in the real world and How to protect yourself online –

Michele Walfred, Communications Specialist, University of Delaware

Fit to Work – Shannon Oleen, Keynote Speaker *This workshop is geared towards adults

Atlantic Sands Hotel

Conference Coordinator:
Joyce Witte
Delaware State 4-H Office
531 S. College Avenue
113 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE  19716
302-831-2509 or email witte@udel.edu.

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