4-H Food Smart Families

Arizona 4-H is offering the 4-H Food Smart Families program in order to educate underserved youth and their families to take action around nutritional deficiencies, healthy food choices, safe cooking skills and food budget and management strategies.  Food Smart Families is being offered to in-school and after-school program providers for youth ages 8-18.   The program is being offered in Pima, Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties and includes a dynamic curriculum that will include hands-on lessons designed to teach youth, and ultimately their families, about healthy food options, food selection and preparation, as well as food budgeting.  Optional programming is also being offered that focuses on home and school gardening as a means to provide additional fresh produce into family’s diets.  Contact Natalie Shepp at nshepp@cals.arizona.edu or 520-626-5161 for more information on joining the program.