Nebraska 4-H and UnitedHealthcare Lead "Blender Bike" Smoothie Demonstrations to Promote Healthy, Active Lifestyles at Youth

  Nebraska4-H and UnitedHealthcare Lead "Blender Bike" Smoothie
  Demonstrations to Promote Healthy, Active Lifestyles at Youth Conference

  *4-H youth trained through UnitedHealthcare and 4-H “Eat4-Health”
    partnership make special presentations and share tips, recipes and lead
    fun exercises at the State Leadership Conference for Nebraska’s FAMILY,
    CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OFAMERICA(FCCLA)

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- April 7, 2014

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 a ...

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 andNebraska 4-Hers partnered together to lead healthy
smoothie “Blender Bike” demonstrations where they taught attendees how tomake
healthy smoothies. The youth had to burn some calories to make their smoothies
and pedal on stationary bikes donated by UnitedHealthcarethat were equipped
with specially installed pedal-powered smoothie blenders.

The fun activity is part of an ongoing partnership withUnitedHealthcare
andNebraska4-H to promote healthy, active lifestyles through education,
training and special events in communities throughoutthe state.More than
1,300 youth from acrossNebraskaparticipated in making their own smoothies
and learned about calories,serving sizes and tips for maintaining
activelifestyles through better food choices, fitness and other hands-on
learning activities.

The “Eat4-Health” partnership is funded through a $30,000 grant by
UnitedHealthcare toNebraska 4-H.

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