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 individual level.

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


CDC: Childhood Obesity Facts