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The Wal-Mart Foundation partners with LA 4-H Tech Club in Baton Rouge to teach youth how to make healthy food choices

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Izzy Gruner, 4-H Tech Club Member and lead on the healthy living project, teaches the Big Buddy Children where to find healthy food.

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Brittany Husser, Assistant Extension Agent of 4-H Youth Development, leads the Big Buddy children in an activity to learn about healthy food choices.

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Big Buddy Children choose healthy ingredients in trail mix.

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Vibriyogn Epuri leads the Big Buddy children in a healthy plate activity.

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4-H Tech Club Member, Katherine Winchester, leads the Big Buddy children kids in a healthy plate activity.

LA 4-H Tech Club members presented their Healthy Living Workshop to the youth and seized the opportunity to utilize technology to address local needs.

BATON ROUGE, LA, UNITED STATES, July 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In partnership with the Wal-Mart Foundation, the LA 4-H Tech Club presented their Healthy Living Workshop as part of the Big Buddy program on Monday, June 7th and Thursday June 10th. The Big Buddy Program’s mission is to advance and inspire our youth by building a loving community of mentor relationships. Mentors who work with Big Buddy aim to provide positive role modeling to inspire good choices and, in return, a healthy and rewarding life. The members of the 4-H Tech Club, sponsored by Global Geospatial Institute, a non-profit corporation, sought to help the Big Buddy Program advance its mission.

The LA 4-H Tech Club comprised of a team leader and youth identified healthy living education as a scarcity in Louisiana and utilized Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technologies to address local needs. Team members Izzy Gruner, Katherine Winchester, and Susanna Shields (St. Joseph’s Academy), Jane Zaruba (Home-Schooled), Adult Volunteer Leaders; Vibriyogn Epuri, GIS Technician, and Fran Harvey, Director of Global Geospatial Institute, along with the help of Brittany Husser, Assistant Extension Agent of 4-H Youth Development, are committed to improving their community. Drawing upon their ongoing National GIS/GPS Leadership Team’s project, “Where’s the Food?” as inspiration, the team created engaging healthy living activities and lessons for the Big Buddy youth.

The “Where’s the Food?” project features various GIS technologies (including Esri’s ArcGIS Survey123, Dashboard, and numerous maps) that help the Baton Rouge community visualize problems and solutions to nutrition/health complications in the area they live. As part of “Where’s the Food?”, the Louisiana 4-H Tech Club prioritizes helping people find healthy food options in their neighborhoods; therefore, the club jumped at the opportunity to teach the youth of Big Buddy about healthy living. The club saw their partnership with Big Buddy as an opportunity to educate today’s youth in a different light through the eyes of a mentor and a friend.

Anyone interested in answering the critical question, “Where’s the Food?” can find the answer through mapping tools that the students developed. Individuals can access these maps with their handheld electronic devices and desktop computers.

To learn more about this fantastic youth work or for students wishing to join the club, contact: Vibriyogn Epuri, founding member of the Louisiana 4-H Tech Club, at [email protected] gmail.com or call Global Geospatial Institute 225-939-1091. GGI, under the direction of Fran Harvey, GISP, sponsors the Louisiana 4-H Tech Club on the state and national level. For more information, visit www.gginstitute.org/educational-outreach.

About 4-H and Global Geospatial Institute (GGI)

4-H is a community of America’s youth who learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills through non-formal, research-based experimental education activities. The Louisiana 4-H, Youth Development Program, offers youth opportunities to interact with science, engineering, and technology through hands-on demonstrations, problem-solving, personal in-depth projects, and career exploration. In partnership with LSU Ag Center 4-H and GGI offers education sessions to increase awareness about GIS, flying drones, and more.

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‘Baton getting handed over’: Global investors turn their back on China, start pouring more cash into US

While China’s economy weathered the coronavirus storm much better than the rest of the world, investors are now betting more on US stock funds than Chinese ones, new research from EPFR Global reportedly shows.

China became a key destination for foreign investment in 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic triggered a panic sell-off in the stock markets. The world’s second-largest economy was the first country to suffer from Covid-19 and impose massive lockdowns, but it also overcame the aftermath of the crisis faster than others. That paved the way for economic growth while most major economies suffered a downturn.
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However, this year investment sentiment has changed, putting the US ahead of China again, according to CNBC citing EPFR, a data fund tracker which provides fund flows and asset allocation information to financial institutions around the world. The company’s data shows that net cumulative flows to US stock funds turned from negative to positive after the US presidential election in November, and hit $ 170 billion in the week ending April 7.

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Meanwhile, inflows to Chinese assets slowed and started to fall behind US levels. According to the report, net cumulative flows to Chinese stock funds amounted to $ 29.78 billion during the same week.

The director of research at EPFR, Cameron Brandt, told CNBC that investors’ interest in both US and Chinese funds has significantly jumped since the middle of last year, but interest in the former eventually “came roaring back.”

“The baton seems to be getting handed over,” Brandt said. He explained that investors bet on US in the short term due to massive stimulus measures, while China is expected to adopt more prudent monetary policy.

However, the analyst still expects that funds will not stop buying Chinese assets, as strong demand from retail investors has not waned. Brandt believes that the trend is set to continue as it would take an extreme event to change that, as happened during the Chinese stock market meltdown in 2015.

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