Mandan News

4-H club honored for promoting good health

The Morton County 4-H Missouri Valley Bunch was recognized for demonstrating its commitment to a healthy lifestyle and was designated as a “Healthy North Dakota 4-H Club” for 2011-12.

The 4-H club earned the special recognition for making “Eat Smart. Play Hard.” lessons part of their club meetings for the past year.

This was the fifth year that the Missouri Valley Bunch, with 26 members, was named a Healthy North Dakota 4-H Club.

A record number of North Dakota 4-H clubs practiced eating smart and playing hard in 2011-12. “Eat Smart. Play Hard. Together” is a statewide campaign that emphasizes the importance of making healthful food choices, getting regular exercise and families eating together. The North Dakota State University Extension Service and Bison Athletics teamed up to launch the initiative in 2005.