Haile Thomas

Haile Thomas is an Alliance for a Healthier Generation Youth Advisory Board Member and an active 12-year-old from Tucson, Arizona. She is the co-founder and director of the HAPPY Organization, a nonprofit with the mission to improve the health and wellness of Arizona youth through education, outreach, and advocacy about proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. She also founded the Healthy Girl Adventures Club, an online portal for girls to engage and inspire each other to embrace healthy habits, and she created and hosts Kids Can Cook, an online cooking show that aims to teach kids to prepare healthy meals for themselves and their families. Haile has shared her work at four major events including TEDxKids@BC in Vancouver, TEDxTucson, the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit, and the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Conference, at which she spoke about the importance of the voice of youth in the discussions and initiatives aimed at solving the childhood obesity epidemic.