About Us

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!

Create 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.

Aggregate Partnerships and Activate Programs:

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.

Raise Funds:

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.

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

Pete Abitante

Peter Abitante

Vice President/Special Assistant to the Commissioner, NFL

Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle

President & CEO, Domino’s Pizza

Richard Edelman

Richard Edelman

CEO, Edelman

Carla Hall

Carla Hall

Co-Host, The Chew; Owner, Alchemy by Carla Hall; Top Chef All-Star

Larry J. Jensen

Larry J. Jensen

President, Leprino Foods

Howie Long

Howie Long

Commentator, FOX Sports NFL; Actor; Former NFL Player & Hall of Fame inductee

Louis M. Nanni

Vice President for University Relations, University of Notre Dame

James. J Phillips

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

DeMaurice Smith

Executive Director, NFL Players Association

Otha Thornton

Otha Thornton

President of National PTA

Jonathan M. Tisch

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

Lally Weymouth

Senior Associate Editor, Washington Post Company

Derek Yach

Derek Yach

Senior Vice President, Vitality Group

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.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Jatinder Bhatia, MD, Professor and Chief, Section of Neonatology, Medical College of Georgia and Chair of AAP Committee on Nutrition

American Academy of Pediatrics

Robert Murray, MD, Director, Center for Healthy Weight & Nutrition, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Chair of the Committee on School Nutrition for AAP

American Academy of Family Physicians

Michelle May, past Chair AAFP Americans in Motion

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Katie Brown, EdD, RD, LD, Director of National Education, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FADA, Past-President, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Director of University Nutrition, Washington University in St. Louis

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OUR TEAM

Alexis Glick, CEO Favorite way to exercise: I shoot hoops with my three boys and love to spin.

How I exercise my influence: By showing my children what it means to make a difference in other children’s lives and by teaching them how to use their voice to affect change.

Chris Moore, President & COO Favorite way to exercise: Run 5k’s, 10k’s, and am proud to have run 4 full marathons.

How I exercise my influence: Encourage my kids to think “balance.” It’s okay to have an indulgent treat but balance it with exercise, fruits/vegetables and low-fat and fat-free dairy.

Courtney Dubin, Senior Youth Engagement & Digital Advisor

Favorite way to exercise: Taking a spinning class with top 40 or 80s music.

How I exercise my influence: Recognizing how much we have to learn from students and creating opportunities for them the share their voices through GENYOUth’s programs and initiatives.

Allyn Miller, Senior Marketing & Development Advisor Favorite way to exercise: Long distance running.

How I exercise my influence: Partnering innovative strategic plans with the sustained energy needed to actualize them.

AliciA Williams

Alicia Williams, Marketing & Development Coordinator Favorite way to exercise: Riding my bike for hours or adding jump rope to my workout regimen.

How I exercise my influence: By encouraging my family and friends to maintain healthy lifestyles through balanced diets and consistent exercise.

David Salinas

David Salinas, Senior Marketing & Experiential Advisor

Favorite way to exercise: A balance of core strength training and cardio.

How I exercise my influence: Setting a good example for my nieces and nephews and helping them aspire to a healthy lifestyle.

Lorraine Mull, Ph.D., Manager of Development and Foundation Relations Favorite way to exercise: Teaching dance and taking my husky/shepherd for long walks, because exercise is more fun with good company.

How I exercise my influence: Knowledge is power and should be shared, so I am a life-long teacher and learner in so many different ways.

Mercedes Augusta

Mercedes Augusta, Marketing & Development Specialist Favorite way to exercise: Boxing & Speed Walking in NYC

How I exercise my influence: By working hard to get people to put their money where their mouth is and help our young people to get and stay healthy! :)

PARTNERS

GENYOUth is grateful for the support, generosity and strength that comes from a network of partners dedicated to reversing childhood obesity rates and creating lasting changes in the schools and communities.

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DoleVISIT DOLE
VISIT HP
VISIT QUAKER OATS
VISIT DOMINO’S PIZZA
VISIT LEPRINO FOODS
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