According to a new report by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), North Carolina has the 5th highest rate of overweight youth (ages 10-17) at 19.3% percent while the US average rolls in at 14.8%. In a society where statistics show that one out of every three kids in America is overweight and most kids get very little physical exercise because they are stuck behind a computer, television, or video game, Brunswick County 4-H is fighting to make a difference. Brunswick County 4-H offered an extensive summer program for kids called the 4-H Express that provided 42 days of activities and over 31 events to attend. Although the summer program contained a large variety of activities from trips to farms, zoos, parks, museums, greenhouses, and more, there was a huge focus on physical activity and fitness.
Brunswick County 4-H Focuses on Youth Fitness September 11, 2008