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The Wal-Mart Foundation supports Delaware 4-H Healthy Living programs. This collaboration will impact 3000 youth in Delaware with free Up for the Challenge: Fitness and Nutrition instruction. Partnering with schools, afterschool groups, and other youth organizations, 4-H and EFNEP/SNAP-Ed staff will deliver the program’s curriculum and meet expected annual goals.

Targeted to youth ages 8-15, Up for the Challenge is about eating well and engaging in healthy physical activity. The program is research based with expected outcomes to meet several National Health Education Standards. It uses an interactive approach to learning about: food groups, well-balanced nutrition, types of exercise, fat & sugar content of common drinks, animal and plant based proteins. We teach six lessons that can be administered in four sessions depending on your needs. For a review of the complete curriculum, you can visit www.4-hmilitarypartnerships.org.

Up for the Challenge lessons have been taught at over 100 locations in Delaware including camps, schools, after-schools and community organizations last year. Throughout the 2015-2016 school year, Up for the Challenge is scheduled for delivery at a host schools and other locations in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties.

Delaware 4-H has a trained staff of adult and teen educators to facilitate the Up For the Challenge curriculum to sites throughout Delaware. Our goal is to reach 3000 youth state-wide between now and August. We would love to include youth within your organization in this number. For booking free fitness and nutrition classes at your site, please contact Breanna Banks at bbanks@udel.edu, (302) 831-1135.

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