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Cooperative Extension was established in Placer and Nevada Counties in 1917. Our mission is to help all segments of the community benefit from the scientific advances in our nation's land grant universities, particularly in the areas of agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and youth development. Use the links above to learn more about the programs available through UCCE Placer Nevada.  

Nevada County Teens Present at the National 4-H Healthy Living summit in Chevy Chase, Maryland

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Two teens from Nevada County, along with four teens from Contra Costa County, traveled to Chevy Chase, Maryland to present the Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Farm to Fork 4-H Youth Development Program at the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living.  As part of the 4-H CYFAR Farm to Fork Program, teens from local high schools are recruited to participate in a garden-enhanced nutrition education curriculum training, and from there teach younger children nutrition lessons at an elementary after-school program.  Through their participation in the 4-H CYFAR Farm to Fork Program, the teens build knowledge about nutrition, physical activity, farms, and local food.  In turn, they support healthy behaviors within their families and in their community.

During the presentation, the Nevada County teens shared about the CYFAR 4-H Farm to Fork Program to over 100 4-H youth and professionals from across the nation.  They demonstrated one of the nutrition lessons they teach to second graders about nutrients and phytochemicals in vegetables.  Participants learned about MyPlate & gestured active movements to remember how different colored vegetables help keep their bodies healthy.  The teens lead the lesson and answered questions from the participants about the CYFAR 4-H Farm to Fork Program.  Through this leadership opportunity, the teens applied life skills they learned through the program and furthered their teaching and public speaking experience.

 

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