In addition to the clubs, programs, contests, and educational resources, 4-H also does a lot for the community. They provide opportunities and encourage kids to get out in the community to volunteer. Since 2001, one of the amazing program opportunities 4-H offers in partnership with United Healthcare is 4-H Food Smart Families.
Almost 16 million children live in households that are food insecure. This means they don’t have consistent access to food year round. The Food Smart Families program works with these families to educate them on how to plan, shop for and prepare healthy meals.
In the past six years 340,000 youth and their families in 14 states have benefitted from healthy living programs provided by the partnership between United Healthcare and 4-H.