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Tucson: 10 year old on national Healthier Generation advisory board

Tucson girl chosen for advisory board
Haile Thomas

Tucson: 10 year old on national Healthier Generation advisory board

from the press release

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Selects Haile Thomas for 2011-2012 Youth Advisory Board

Marana, Ariz–With a passion to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by inspiring her friends, school, and community to live healthier lives Haile Thomas, 10 years old, along with 19 other outstanding young people nationwide, has been selected to serve on the 2011-2012 Youth Advisory Board for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Youth Advisory Board is one of the only youth-led advisory groups in the country focused on childhood obesity issues. The 20 youth leaders play an integral role in advising and providing a youth perspective to the organization as the Alliance strives to encourage young people across the nation to make healthy choices.

In addition to their role as advisors and spokespeople for the organization, a cornerstone of the Youth Advisory Board is their commitment to service-learning.  Each board member is responsible for initiating healthy changes in their own neighborhoods and school districts by engaging in service-learning programs in their communities.

Haile is a 5th grader at the Arizona Connections Academy  and is poised to tackle childhood obesity and promote healthy living.  She is the lead host of Kids Can Cook, an exciting online cook show that empowers kids to prepare healthy meals for themselves and their families. Haile also enjoys swimming, biking, and practicing tennis.

Visit the website to learn more about the work of the Alliance’s Youth Advisory Board and how anyone can get involved.

Other members of the 2011-2012 Youth Advisory Board are:

Rogelio Bejarano,16, Van Nuys, California
Madelyn Clark, 17, Mechanicsville, Virginia
Madeline Cumbey, 10, Fort Wayne, IN
Guido Dominguez, 11, Miami Beach, Florida
Major Dukes, 12, Greensboro, Georgia
Kirsten Holston, 15, Carmel, Indiana
Thamanna Hussain, 17, Astoria, New York
Danyel Jonnson, 11, Tonatchi, New Mexico
Tyler McCardell, 16, Kirkwood, Pennsylvania
Daniel Muller, 16, Weston, Connecticut
Ethan Oro, 13, Menlo Park, California
Joseph Ortiz, 15, Conifer, Colorado
Kyle Ortmeier, 17, Faulkton, South Dakota
Ashlyn Pinkins, 15, Gretna, Louisiana
Kierstyn Ramos, 13, Pasco, Washington
Anita Rao, 15, Pearland, Texas
Ernest Rouse,12, Birmingham, Alabama
Kathryn Stagllano,13, Summerville, South Carolina
Mataio Swain, 14, Charlestown, West Virginia

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