Major Dukes is a 14-year-old from Greensboro, Georgia. Major served three years on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Youth Advisory Board—one of the only youth-led advisory groups in the country focused on childhood obesity issues.
As we soon close out the 2013 – 2014 school year, we should be celebrating—not rolling back—the great progress that schools have made toward implementing the USDA’s school nutrition standards.
When kids are immersed in enjoyable activities, they absorb and retain information more effectively. The Kids Food Festival embodies this philosophy of learning through fun with its weekend full of family-friendly events at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park in New York City. This March 1st and 2nd,families will cook, dance, laugh, and taste their way to making balanced food choices!Read More about Kids Food Festival Helps Teach Balanced Food Choices in New York City
Yesterday at the final day of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, the Alliance and McDonald’s announced a groundbreaking collaboration to increase access to fruits and vegetables and help families and children make informed decisions in keeping with a balanced lifestyle.Read More about The Alliance and McDonald's: Bringing Industry to the Table
For 18 years I helped lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) efforts to address one of the costliest and most damaging health epidemics facing our nation: child obesity. One of our key roles at CDC was to rigorously review scientific evidence to develop guidelines on the most effective practices communities could implement to prevent obesity.Read More about Leading The Fight To Reverse The Epidemic Of The Century
Over the past 11 years we've been working to strengthen opportunity for women and girls around the world – from educating young girls on life-long healthy eating habits to providing women business owners in Haiti, Latin America, Africa, and the United States with technical assistance, as well as providing...Read More about A Slideshow Celebrating International Women's Day