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Healthy Living Ambassadors Getting Active!

With the warmer weather approaching and winter coming to a close, Healthy Living Ambassadors across the state are getting their clubs up and moving.

Healthy Living Ambassador, Leah McLean, with the assistance of Jordan Al-Faleh of Lucky Clovers 4-H Club are working on a Diamond Clover service project which brings NIH-designed "Media-Smart Youth" curriculum to middle-school youth. Leah was chosen to be a co-presenter of this curriculum with the author at the National Healthy Living Summit at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase in February. Over 150 youth and adults from across the nation attended this event.

Other Healthy Living Ambassadors are getting active on a smaller scale by reaching out to club members to encourage healthy eating habits. Natalie Plaisted and Tatiana Harris of Kids 'N Dogs 4-H Club in January did a presentation for their club on "Unit Pricing", educating their members on how to make healthy choices for the best cost. In March, they presented on "Junk Food Alternatives" and provided healthy snacks for their members.

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