IRN Youth Ambassadors Program
Youth around the world are taking on the challenge of fixing the food system. For the last half century, previous generations have been messing up the food system and planting the seeds of destruction that have blossomed into the current pandemics of childhood obesity, metabolic disease, and environmental degradation on a global scale. The current food supply delivers historic levels of disease than health, and we now face the very real possibility that successive generations will live shorter and more degraded lives as a result.
The good news is that there are thousands of youth leaders all over the planet who are not only figuring out what is wrong with the food system, but who are also finding ways to fix it…in some rather remarkable ways. Some of the most compelling public education projects related to fixing the food system are led by youth. Their voices can be powerful and compelling.
If you are one of these remarkable people, or you happen to know of a young person who is doing remarkable things to improve human nutrition, please let us know. We would like to feature the remarkable work and leadership of “Youth Ambassadors” on the IRN website, and look for other creative ways to support exemplary efforts.
Elias Rosenthal is a high school sophomore in Santa Rosa, California who runs Teens4Health.org and Teens4Biz.org. He loves playing basketball and baseball and dreams of a career in sports medicine - maybe treating college or professional athletes. He enjoys studying sports injuries and nutrition – from learning to read misleading ingredient labels to understanding why teens crave unhealthy foods with artificial ingredients. Follow Elias @Teens4Health and @Teens4Biz. Check out our interview with the insightful teen here.