This post was sponsored by the National 4-H Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I have big news! I will be spending Christmas this year with my family because *drumroll please*…I’m moving back to Tennessee! Living in New York City has been quite the adventure, but it’s time to get back to my roots and resume raising my children in the manner that I was raised AKA surrounded by delicious grub that consumes me with nostalgia.
One of the reasons that I cannot wait to spend the holidays with my family is because we go all out! My Grandpa and my Aunt take turns hosting our family’s holiday get-togethers, along with cooking a feast featuring a wide selection of our favorite holiday dishes, including a huge turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, creamy mashed potatoes, buttery rolls and much more.
Sharing a holiday meal with the family is about more than just eating scrumptious food. It’s about bringing everyone together to reconnect and bond, even after months (or even years) of being apart from each other. Since the majority of my family resides in the Memphis, Tennessee or surrounding areas, we visit each other on a regular basis. Moving back home means my little family can become an active part of my big family, especially during these special holidays.
Did you know that nearly 16 million children go to bed hungry?
Not everyone is as lucky when it comes to food security. Fortunately, the 4-H Food Smart Families program is here to help those households in need. They have been teaching approximately 340,000 at-risk kids and their families how to plan, shop and prepare healthy meals without breaking the bank since 2011. Their goal is to expand the 4-H Food Smart Families program to every county across the country by 2020.
You can give a man a fish, but you can do more good by teaching him HOW to fish.
When the program teaches children the building blocks of creating a nutritious meal, they’re not just feeding them once and sending them on their way. Thanks to the information they’re spreading, they’re feeding them for a lifetime!