Healthy Living – Learn by Doing!

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Healthy Living – Learn by Doing!

On Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th teenagers and agents from Brunswick, Chowan, Edgecombe, Jones, Lincoln, Montgomery, Rutherford, Union, and Warren visited Millstone 4-H Camp for NC 4-H’s Walmart Nutrition Education grant program. NC 4-H’s Walmart Nutrition Education program pairs teen leaders with their county nutrition educator to help them teach nutrition lessons to youth in grades K – 12. The teens participated in training’s on food safety and knife skills, teaching physical activity to youth, action planning, policy, system, and environmental change.

The Walmart Nutrition Education grant is a grant funded through National 4-H by the Walmart Foundation. In North Carolina, the project will mobilize and empower trained teen leaders to market, recruit, and teach a nutrition education lessons to youth. Using teen leaders to teach younger youth creates an environment where the teens are developing a sense of responsibility and learning how to effectively communicate, teach and make an impact in their communities. The following counties are participating in the project: Brunswick, Burke, Chowan, Columbus, Edgecombe, Jones, Lincoln, Rutherford, Union, Wake, and Warren. – Salim Oden, 4-H Healthy Living Coordinator