HAILE THOMAS

Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Haile Thomas is a 16-year-old, youth health activist, social entrepreneur, speaker, vegan chef, and the countries youngest Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She is also the co-founder and CEO of the HAPPY Organization established in 2012 in Arizona, and now headquartered in New Windsor, NY. HAPPY (Healthy Active Positive Purposeful Youth) was established to address the need for free and/or low cost plant-based nutrition and culinary education for young people, particularly in underserved/at-risk communities.

Haile began her journey at 10 years old to engage, educate, and inspire youth and families to embrace healthy habits. Her experience in the health food movement includes personally engaging over 15,000 young people in schools, summer camps, community events, and through HAPPY's youth programs and special events, as well as through her appearances on television, in print media, and at major health and wellness conferences across the country, and through her social media outlets.

See Haile at The Future of Food Blogging: Tweens and Teens Cooking Online in the Food is Life track on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 2:30pm - 3:45pm.