Anita Rao with President Clinton

I have been blessed with incredible opportunities to fight childhood obesity, improve educational outcomes and promote sleep education. Some of my accomplishments are conducting Award-winning Research which has been presented in Conferences, Science Fairs and the Intel ISEF, being on the National Youth Advisory Board of Alliance for Healthier Generation, and founding two organizations namely ChOOSE HEALTH and Project SIESTA.Using the mantra of act locally and think globally, I have tried to be a role model for the values I promote of balanced diet, exercise and sleep. It is heartening to be recognized by my peers and by many leaders across the United States.


Panel Member at the 2012 HEALTH MATTERS Conference in Palm Springs, CA

Invited Speaker at NBC Education Nation Summit (October 2013) in New York City

The Today Show, 2013.With Dr. Angela Duckworth (2013 McArthur Fellow)