UnitedHealthcare And Florida 4-H Team Up To Promote Healthy Living Among Youth At Statewide Youth RetreatSep 17th, 2013 | By Admin | Category: Community News
UnitedHealthcare’s mascot, Dr. Health E. Hound, joined Florida 4-H youth today at Camp Cherry Lake to officially kick-off the third year of the UnitedHealthcare 4-H Eat4-Health partnership with a $30,000 grant. More than 70 4-H youth leaders from across the state learned important skills about eating healthy and exercise as part of “Survivor” type fitness challenges that included testing strength and endurance with fun exercises designed to burn calories, as well as being able to “advance to the next level” of the competition by answering trivia questions on nutrition, diet and healthy living. The youth will now utilize the training they received to be “Teen Health Ambassadors” and bring their knowledge back to their communities to promote healthy living at schools and special events to help reach thousands of residents about these important health issues. The activities at the Camp Cherry Lake retreat are part of a series of training and events made possible by a $30,000 grant provided this year by UnitedHealthcare to the University of Florida Extension Service, which provides 4-H programs to all counties in the state.
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