Community support and education can have a great impact on bolstering food security. Our access to and relationship with food connects to our overall health, wellness, and lived experiences. Engaging military teens through programs focusing on food access, nutrition literacy, and healthy eating habits can equip kids with the knowledge to help them learn and grow.
One such community-based initiative is the Georgia 4-H VISTA AmeriCorps Summer program. Through this program, AmeriCorp Associates engage youth through 4-H Summer Health Squad lessons and support local communities with food security initiatives. Summer VISTA Associates deliver healthy living and food security lessons and engage community members with hands-on learning around topics like food access, addressing food insecurity, mindfulness and healthy eating, and other topics relevant to their unique area. Through this webinar learn about the goals and management of the AmeriCorps VISTA project, and receive examples of how to implement similar lessons in work with supporting families experiencing food insecurity. Join us to learn more about programs and initiatives bridging the gap between resources and teens and families needing those resources.
By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Describe the benefit and importance of addressing food security and health initiatives within communities
- Identify ways to incorporate healthy living and food security initiatives locally
- Discuss the AmeriCorps VISTA 4-H Partnership and identify resources offered through this partnership