Friends with the former First Lady Michelle Obama, this 18 year-old CEO and vegan activist is taking over the world one talk at a time.
Haile Thomas is 18 years old, an international speaker, wellness + compassion activist, vegan food & lifestyle content creator, the youngest Certified Integrative Health Coach in the United States, and the founder/CEO of the nonprofit HAPPY (Healthy Active Positive Purposeful Youth). Haile founded HAPPY when she was 12 years old to redefine wellness education & provide peer to peer free/affordable plant-based nutrition and culinary education in under served/ at-risk communities, as well as in schools and through annual summer camps.
Haile has personally engaged over 40,000 kids through her non-profit work and speaking around the world since beginning her activism in 2010. She was inspired to pursue this passion after her family successfully reversed her fatherʼs type-2 diabetes without the use of medication, only healthy eating and lifestyle choices, and upon learning that kids were also increasingly being diagnosed with conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. At the core of Haileʼs activism, projects, and initiatives is to create safe spaces to engage, educate, and empower her peers to fuel & take care of their bodies with kindness, step into their power and voices, and see everyday as an opportunity to create change. Haile and her work have been featured on the Today Show, Food Network, CNN, Buzzfeed, MTV, NowThis, VegNews, Brit+Co, Dr. Oz, Teen Vogue, Fortune, O Magazine, and Experience Life Magazine to name a few.
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