Youth attending the FCCLA State Leadership Conference received a healthy
treat today in Lincoln.
Ali May of Kearney County rides a "blender bike" making a healthy smoothie as part of Nebraska 4-H and UnitedHealthcare's "Eat4 Health" partnership at the State Leadership conference for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America in Lincoln, Neb. (Photo: Chad Green).
UnitedHealthcare and Nebraska 4-Hers partnered together to lead healthy
smoothie "lender Bike" demonstrations where they taught attendees how
to make healthy smoothies. The youth had to burn some calories to make
their smoothies and pedal on stationary bikes donated by
UnitedHealthcare that were equipped with specially installed
pedal-powered smoothie blenders.
The fun activity is part of an ongoing partnership with UnitedHealthcare
and Nebraska 4-H to promote healthy, active lifestyles through
education, training and special events in communities throughout the
state. More than 1,300 youth from across Nebraska participated in making
their own smoothies and learned about calories, serving sizes and tips
for maintaining active lifestyles through better food choices, fitness
and other hands-on learning activities.
The "Eat4-Health" partnership is funded through a $30,000 grant by
UnitedHealthcare to Nebraska 4-H.