National 4-H Council and UnitedHealthcare today announced a new
partnership at the 50th Annual South Carolina 4-H Congress to promote
healthy living in helping tackle the nation’s obesity epidemic.
State Sen. Larry Martin and South Carolina 4-H representatives join UnitedHealthcare president Dan Gallagher for a check presentation at the "Eat4-Health" partnership launch. South Carolina received a $30,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare to promote healthy living. From L to R: Viki Fox, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of South Carolina; Dr. Steve Meadows, Chief Operating Officer, Clemson University Extension Services; UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound; Dan Gallagher, President of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of South Carolina; Miranda Hinnant, York County 4-H; Gayle Williford, Berkeley County 4-H; and Sen. Martin (photo: Peter Togel/Clemson University).
South Carolina 4-H will receive $30,000 of a $300,000 grant shared among
10 states. The partnership, known as "Eat4-Health," will
activate thousands of 4-H youth to make healthy choices for themselves,
their friends, families and communities. More than 100 South Carolina
4-H youth and community leaders participated in the announcement at the
50th Annual South Carolina 4-H Congress where they joined
UnitedHealthcare's mascot Dr. Health E. Hound for a healthy group
exercise and hands-on learning activities about healthy eating.
4-H is a community of six million young people
across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.
National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of 4-H
National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and
Agriculture (NIFA) within USDA. 4-H programs are implemented by the 111
land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System through
their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Learn more about
4-H at www.4-H.org
or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4-H.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to
helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health
care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and
sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers
the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers
and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with
more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals
nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is
one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified
Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
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