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Free Event Teaches Youth About Healthy Living

BURLINGTON – Youth, ages 8-15, can learn about healthy living at a free University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H-sponsored event on March 25.

The Health H.E.R.O.E.S. (Health Education Resources for Outreach, Engagement and Service) Showcase will take place at UVM from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

UVM Teen Health and Wellness Ambassadors will share tips and tools for better health and wellbeing with participants through hands-on learning activities including a Health Jeopardy game. They will present information on nutrition, self-advocacy and mindfulness and sports, among other topics. A healthy snack will be provided.

The 4-H Health H.E.R.O.E.S program helps promote health and wellbeing for youths through hands-on programming. Ambassadors are teens, ages 14-18, who are invested in healthy living and receive experiential training on health promotion tools such as mindfulness, nutrition, movement and understanding of brain science and behavior. They use their knowledge and experience to create unique educational programs for youths.

The deadline to register is March 23, but space is limited and may fill earlier. Enrollment in 4-H is not required to participate. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend.

Go to //go.uvm.edu/heroes to fill out the registration form. If requiring a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact UVM Extension 4-H educator Margaret Coan at [email protected] or (802) 651-8434, ext. 505, by March 3.

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