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Meet the Honorees:
Every week, we will be recognizing the amazing stories of our recent HRVAA Honorees. These people have dedicated their lives to volunteering and bettering the Hampton Roads community.
Promoting Healthy Active Teens
One of our honorees in the community goup category is P.H.A.T, which stands for Promoting Healthy Active Teens. 2015 marked the 9th Annual PHAT Conference which was developed by teens for teens to promote healthy lifestyles, fitness and nutrition. Collectively the 10 teen and adult advisors volunteered 600 hours of conference planning and hosted 1,000 participants who engaged in a vast array of offerings from healthy cooking to yoga. PHAT added an elementary track for grades 3-5 to focus on STEM awareness and incorporated a Teen Town Hall for civic and community engagement; this year’s topic was Voter Education, Registration, and Mobilization. Since the majority of attendees receive reduced or free school lunches both a healthy breakfast and lunch are served to participants. PHAT you are to be commended for your work to advance healthy choices.