“EAT4-HEALTH” tackle Obesity among Youth in 10 States

Tennessee is among 10 states receiving a portion of a $300,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare as part of a new partnership between National 4-H Council and UnitedHealthcare.

The UnitedHealthcare 4-H Eat4-Health campaign will officially launch during the Tennessee 4-H All-Star Conference at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Hollingsworth Auditorium, 2431 Joe Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996, where more than 400 4-H youth leaders will join together in a discussion about the importance of healthy living and how they can help lead the fight against obesity.

 UnitedHealthcare’s mascot Dr. Health E. Hound will be on hand to make a check presentation to national 4-H leaders and approximately 400 youth.  Dr. Health E. Hound will also lead the 400 youth in a fun, energetic group exercise to symbolize the beginning of the Eat4-Health campaign. Community leaders will also be on hand to lend their support for the program.

 The UnitedHealthcare 4-H Eat4-Health campaign will promote healthy living by empowering youth to help tackle the nation’s obesity epidemic. The partnership begins this summer and will activate thousands of 4-H youth ambassadors to make healthy choices for themselves and encourage friends, families and people in their communities to make positive changes through training, creative programs and educational events.