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.
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
Being on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Youth Advisory Board has helped me to influence my community in a positive way. Through my actions and commitment to the cause, I have educated the ones I love about healthy living. On a broader spectrum, I have changed the mentality towards health in my school and hopefully, I will change it in my state.Read More about Empowering Others to Live Healthy
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation just announced that the Alliance School Beverage Guidelines have contributed to a 90 percent reduction in beverage calories shipped to schools between the 2004-2010 school years, according to a report published in the American Journal of Public Health. Established in 2006...Read More about Alliance Helps Schools Reach 90 Percent Reduction in Beverage Calories