My Social Canvas is thrilled to launch our partnership with 16 year old Haile Thomas to remind teen girls and women everywhere, that health and beauty go hand in hand! Haile may only be 16 years old, but her story serves as the perfect reminder that you are never too young to start designing the life and career you love. At 16 years old, Haile is a youth health activist, motivational speaker, teen vegan chef, and the youngest certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Haile started her journey as a health advocate at the age of ten, when she had the honor of getting involved in Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative by inspiring kids to eat healthy. Here she is pictured with Mrs. Obama!
Feed Your Beauty funds Haile's non-profit HAPPY (Healthy Active Positive Purposeful Youth) which was established to address the need for free and or low cost nutrition and culinary education for young people in underserved and at-risk communities. Our CEO Lisa is excited to have Haile and HAPPY as a partner. These two women entrepreneurs may be of two very different generations, but because of that they make the perfect pair! In celebration of Women's History Month in March, Lisa and Haile will launch a school speaking tour paired up with healthy cooking classes and confidence workshops.
Haile's experience in the health food movement includes personally engaging over 7000 young people in schools, summer camps, community events, and through HAPPY's youth programs and special events, as well as through her appearances at major health and wellness conferences across the country. Haile is one of the first 8 young chefs featured on season one of Rachael vs. Guy Kids-Cook-Off, and also on Cupcake Wars Kids both airing on Food Network. She also worked for two years as the Jr. Chef Advisor for Hyatt Hotel’s “For Kids - By Kids” Menu, with her kids menu recipes served at all Hyatt Resorts in North America and the Caribbean, and most recently as a Nutrition Science Assistant with Canyon Ranch Institute. Haile has been featured on the Today Show, Dr. Oz, Home and Family Show, and The Rachael Ray Show, and highlighted in several major publications including O Magazine, Teen Vogue, and YES Magazine, and is the first teen featured on the Cover of Experience Life Magazine in the October 2016 issue.