Engaging Youth for Better Health
The National 4-H Council and UnitedHealthcare are promoting healthy living
with Eat4Health, a campaign designed to empower youth to help tackle the
nation’s obesity epidemic.
As part of the Eat4Health campaign, participating 4-H state
programs develop action plans incorporating innovative, hands-on learning
approaches to target specific community needs in their states. Events include
health fairs, cooking demonstrations, after-school programs, workshops and
educational forums. In addition, states organize and host teen summits where
thousands of 4-H youth ambassadors receive training to implement
programs and reach goals in their states. They learn about nutrition, health
and fitness; and obtain information and tools for educating their peers and
families about the importance of making healthy food choices and being
physically active every day.
With Eat4Health, UnitedHealthcare and 4-H are teaming up to
promote positive, sustainable change for better health at the community and
Did You Know?
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity among children and adolescents has almost tripled since 1980 with nearly one in every three children being overweight or obese.1
1 CDC: Childhood Obesity Facts