My name is Irene and this blog was created to try to encourage kids to take charge of their health and lead active lifestyles. I am one of twenty students in the nation who is part of the Youth Advisory Board for a Healthier Generation (founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation). Our purpose is to advise the Alliance for a Healthier Generation on what we beleive will combat the problem of childhood obesity and to represent the kids of the nation. The Alliance aims to halt childhood obesity by 2009 and reverse it by 2015. This blog will be about what I have learned is healthy, what I do to be healthy, and the lifestyles of people I know.