Louisiana 4-H and United Healthcare Empower Youth with Nutrition Knowledge through Food Smart Families Programming

By Cassie Reininger January 19, 2017

Recently, 4‑H youth leaders in Lafayette, Louisiana, helped lead sessions with kids from nine schools focused on nutrition, smart grocery shopping, composting and other healthy living topics. The sessions were part of a United Healthcare 4‑H Food Smart Families School Garden Initiative Training.

The 4‑H Food Smart Families program helps to empower families through food knowledge and education to build sustainable solutions that confront food insecurity and improve overall health. Driven by 4‑H teen leaders, 4‑H Food Smart Families programming focuses on helping peers and their families learn about food – how to budget for it, use it, cook it and make choices that contribute toward their health and well-being.