Farrah Hawkins

Age: 9

Grade:  4

School:    W.J. Christian School

City, State:   Birmingham, AL


Favorite Healthy Snack: Fruits

Song that Always Gets You Moving: “Brave” – Sara Bareilles  

What motivated you to join the Youth Advisory Board?

I’m motivated by my love for physical activity and the need for healthy eating in my community.

What barriers do youth face when trying to live a healthy lifestyle?

The barriers that youth face when trying to live a healthy lifestyle that I have experienced is pressure from peers to make healthy choices.

Why is it important that youth have a voice in the fight against childhood obesity?

It is important that my peers and I have a voice in the fight against childhood obesity so that we can change the face of our families and friends through healthier eating. 

What’s your greatest accomplishment so far in creating a healthier generation?

My greatest accomplishment so far is my vegetable garden, which I launched at my afterschool and summer program, Girls Inc.

If you could make one healthy change in your school or community, what would it be? 

One healthy change I would like to see in my school or community is more organized sports at affordable prices available for youth.

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