Butte County is not immune to the alarming national statistics of overweight adults (24%) and youth (29%). Problems associated with obesity include: Type 2 diabetes; asthma; high blood fats; high blood pressure; and bone and joint problems. Only one percent of youth diets meet the recommendations for all food groups. Forty percent of youth dietary calories come from added fat and sugars. Youth who regularly drink sugar added beverages have 200 more calories a day than youth who do not regularly drink sugar added beverages. Youth who ate fast food have 187 more calories a day than youth not eating fast food.The Biggs 4‐H Club can support their local community by encouraging healthy choices through exercise, reducing fast food and sugar added beverages.
How will 4-H help?
The Biggs 4‐H GPS Walking Tour strives to provide a fun and educational outdoor opportunity for the entire community. The goal of the project is to encourage the local community to increase its daily physical exercise as a normal routine. The Biggs 4‐H GPS Walking Tour will challenge your navigation skills using Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology and
increasing you knowledge of Biggs, CA. via YouTube videos. Walking is an excellent source of physical exercise that is inexpensive, fun and almost anyone can participate.The walking tour will highlight Biggs historical sites, local agriculture production, points of interest, and discoverable treasures. The club will work in collaboration with the Biggs Parent Association from Biggs Elementary School to implement the project.