In just one moment, Haile Thomas was inspired to focus her efforts on health and nutrition after her father was diagnosed with diabetes. At age 12, she founded the HAPPY Organization, which is committed to a single goal; to inspire healthier generations by engaging and empowering youth to make healthy choices through nutrition and culinary education.
Today, the 15-year old continues to improve the health and wellness of children and families through education, outreach, and advocacy about proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. She has worked as a health advocate, motivational speaker, and teen chef. She is also the youngest student currently studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
As a passionate advocate for youth, Haile has spoken at major health conferences across the United States and Canada, at the United Nations headquarters in NYC, and appeared on major television networks and in publications, like Food Network, YES Magazine, O Magazine, and Teen Vogue, to name a few.
Her dedication to inspiring young people to embrace healthy habits and become active change agents for their their friends and family is a shining example that one is never too young to make a positive and lasting impact in the world.