GENYOUth is on a mission to inspire and educate youth to improve their nutrition and increase physical activity, and we believe youth must lead the way. GENYOUth was founded through an unprecedented public-private partnership with the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL) committed to child health and wellness. Our Flagship Program, Fuel Up to Play 60, is the largest health and wellness program in schools across the country. GENYOUth is collaborating with students, schools, communities, business partners and thought leaders to build a platform with the flexibility and energy to make a lasting difference in children’s lives. We believe that when students are given a voice, change can happen. Join us as we spark a movement!
Empower and inspire students as well as their schools, communities and families to take action. Build awareness, engagement and solutions which will allow leaders in nutrition, education, government, and business to collaborate, participate and enhance our children’s voices.
Work with health professionals, government and corporations to activate resources and programs aligned with obesity prevention. GENYOUth believes in the power of many to eradicate this epidemic. As we say at GENYOUth, “1+1+1 is far greater than 3.” Together we can affect real change through programs like Fuel Up to Play 60.
Secure dollars and in-kind resources to build and support programs in and out of schools, which will help improve nutrition and access to daily physical activity for all youth.
2014 PROGRESS REPORT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GENYOUth is led by a Board of Directors representative of organizations across the public, private and health professional sectors.
Thomas P. Gallagher CEO, Dairy Management, Inc. & Foundation Chair
Alexis Glick CEO, GENYOUth Foundation
Roger Goodell Commissioner, NFL
Skylar Diggins WNBA Player, Tulsa Shock
Patrick Doyle President & CEO, Domino’s Pizza
Richard Edelman CEO, Edelman
Carla Hall Co-Host, The Chew; Owner, Alchemy by Carla Hall; Top Chef All-Star
Curt Kolcun Vice President, U.S. Public Sector, Microsoft
Howie Long Commentator, FOX Sports NFL; Actor; Former NFL Player & Hall of Fame inductee
Jeff Miller Senior Vice President, Health and Safety Policy, National Football League
Louis M. Nanni Vice President for University Relations, University of Notre Dame
James J. Phillips Vice President for Athletics and Recreation, Northwestern University
Jose Luis Prado PRESIDENT, QUAKER FOODS NORTH AMERICA
Dr. David Satcher 16th U.S. Surgeon General
DeMaurice Smith Executive Director, NFL Players Association
Otha Thornton President of National PTA
Jonathan M. Tisch Co-Owner & Treasurer, New York Giants; Office of the President & Co-Chairman of the Board, Loews Corporation; Chairman, Loews Hotels
Lally Weymouth Senior Associate Editor, Washington Post Company
James D. White Chairman, President and CEO, Jamba Juice, Inc.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Comprised of premiere health and wellness organization leaders, including health professionals, school, academia, government, and NGOs, the Health & Wellness Advisory Council provides expert perspective and advises the GENYOUth Board to ensure public health credibility. The Council employs the guiding principles for school-based nutrition and physical activity initiatives and barriers.