The Long County 4-H Club recently took a team of students to Rock Eagle 4-H Center to learn about the importance of healthy lifestyles.
Tenth-graders Tori Cooper, Kayla Jenkins and Sean Sphar attended the training along with Long County 4-H Program Assistant Lisa Overbey.
The “Health Rocks” training program is designed to provide students with the proper tools to make smart decisions about their health and lifestyle, Overbey said.
She said the program helps youth learn key health messages and skills, such as critical thinking and managing stress.
The program also focuses on peer pressure, how to communicate effectively and how to analyze media messages.
The training session is designed to bring together youth and adults to develop strategies on how to educate others about the importance of healthy living.
The program also helps students use goal-setting skills to enhance their health, Overbey said. In addition, students learn health-enhancing behaviors and how to reduce unhealthy behaviors.
The program assistant said the Long County team is ready to spread its message.
For more information about the “Health Rocks” program, call Overbey at 912-545-9549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.