At Tmrw.Tday, we are beyond thrilled to announce teen motivational speaker, youth health activist and vegan chef Haile Thomas as an official ambassador for our inaugural culture fest in Negril, Jamaica May 17-13.
Sixteen-year-old Haile is a true go-getter. Already, she’s the youngest certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She’s also the founder and executive director of the HAPPY Organization. The teen entrepreneur created HAPPYto address the need for free and or low cost nutrition and culinary education for young people in at-risk communities in Tucson, Arizona in 2012.
The vegan chef is now based in New Windsor, New York where her business continues to thrive. Haile has personally engaged with more than 7000 young people in schools, summer camps, community events and through HAPPY’s youth programs and special events. She makes regular appearances at major health and wellness conferences across the United States.
Haile, whose parents immigrated from Jamaica, was inspired to cook by her mother, who taught her how to cook at the age of five. Thomas began exploring healthier cooking with her family when her father was diagnosed withType-2 Diabetes in 2008. In 2009, she started a YouTube channel, Kids Can Cook, with her four-year-old sister Nia.
The vegan chef 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.
She currently hosts the “Plant-Powered Haile” Cooking Series on YouTube where she shares delicious and nutritious plant-based recipes.
Learn more about Haile Thomas by checking out her website!
Come and experience Jamaica at TmrwTday Culture Fest May 17-23, 2017. The birth place and home of the greats Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley, Grace Jones, Louise Bennett-Coverley, Professor Rex Nettleford, Michael Lee-Chin to Usain Bolt… too many to name— ‘Wi likkle, but wi tallawah.’
Tmrw Tday will feature:
- Sunrise & Sunset Yoga Sessions
- Guided Mediations
- David Wolf’s Cacao Party
- Conscious Lifestyle Speakers
- Health& Medicinal Speakers and Fitness Classes.