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The Youth Advisory Board was formed by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation in turn is an organization that was founded by both the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation co-led by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Board is made up of a diverse group of 20 kids age 7-17 from all over the United States. We all get together to advise the Alliance for a Healthier Generation on how to address and work towards solving the “growing” problem of obesity.

Just as a little side note: There are 25 million kids in the U.S. who are overweight or obese. Another way to think about this is if you are in a group of 3 people, 2 of you would be obese or overweight. That makes this a HUGE problem that needs to be fixed immediately. Did you know that at this rate out parents may be the first generation to outlive their kids?

I know I don’t want to be a part of this statistic. I am commited to leading a healthy life. This means that I will be active (reduce time spent in front of a screen more time outside), eat healthier (lots of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables), reduce intake of junk (sodas, processed food), and take on an overall healthy mindset.

Through this blog, I aim to document my lifestyle and those of others who lead healthy lifestyles and to post information on how you can also lead healthy lifestyles.

Its my health! I am the solution!

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