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Local 4-H youth participate in 'Survivor' type fitness retreat

SEBRING-More than 70 4-H youth leaders took part in a statewide retreat Sept. 14 where they were challenged to complete a series of fitness obstacles and nutritional challenges modeled after "Survivor" type competitions. The activities at the Camp Cherry Lake retreat, in Madison, are part of a series of trainings and events made possible by a $30,000 grant provided this year by UnitedHealthcare to the University of Florida Extension Service, which provides 4-H programs to all counties. The youth utilized the training they receive to be "teen health ambassadors" and to bring their knowledge and skills back to their communities to promote healthy living at schools and special events to help reach thousands of residents about important health issues. TheUnitedHealthcare 4-H Eat4-Health partnership is in its third year.