In the past thirty years, studies from the Centers for Disease Control show that youth obesity has more than tripled. This is a shocking fact, and organizations like the Alliance for a Healthier Generation are pulling together to combat it.
In this video from Health Matters at Work podcast series, Jerry Franz of Community Health Charities interviews 18 year old, Scotie Conner from Oklahoma. Scotie is a youth advocate for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization started by the Clinton Foundation and American Heart Association. He strives to inspire other children to make small changes like exercising more and cutting out junk food to improve their health.
I will keep this post brief, because this video does a great job of explaining what it is he does and why he feels so strongly about it. It's a very inspiring clip, and I encourage you all to take a few minutes to watch.
To know that this young individual is so passionate about creating change empowers others to do the same.