Jan
13
2012

WASHINGTON, DC— The mantra of saying “‘YES’ to a healthy lifestyle and ‘NO’ to underage drinking” is the premise of The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix program. The program focuses on middle school kids, and encourages kids and parents to talk about the risks of underage drinking and benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.

The Culinary Kid, is a series that began to air on Cox in the Tulsa market in January 2011. Remmi Smith is the host of the show and is one of the positive role models, or superstars, on the Ask, Listen, Learn team. She sets a good example of how to live a healthy lifestyle through her cooking and saying no to underage drinking. Not only a superstar, was also named one of The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s 20 People to Watch for her dedication to creating lasting, positive change among our nation’s youth.

Remmi has tirelessly demonstrated her passion for bringing a message of health through the kitchen. Earlier today, Sodexo Education-Schools recognized her as the first ever National Student Ambassador to Health and Nutrition. In this new role, Remmi will work closely with Sodexo on a national outreach effort to help students get excited about nutrition and health. She will work with Sodexo chefs for over 500 school districts throughout the country to give a student’s perspective on health and nutrition. She will reach 3 million student peers and will star in a mini-series shown in classrooms across the nation teaching kids about nutrition. In addition to events, Sodexo will sponsor posters of Remmi to place in schools to excite kids about healthy eating.

“At a considerably young age, Remmi has dedicated her time to educate and excite other kids about living their best life through healthy eating. Remmi will undoubtedly set a positive example through her work with Sodexo,” said Ralph Blackman, President and CEO of The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.

To learn more about all of The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s drunk driving and underage drinking initiatives, please visit our website.

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam, Inc.; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA. Headquartered in Arlington, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is a leader in the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision making regarding beverage alcohol. The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility develops and implements innovative programs and public awareness campaigns and promotes action through strategic partnerships. Established in 1991, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s initiatives are highlighted on its website at www.responsibility.org.

Contact: 
Jessica Lepak, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility: lepakj@responsibility.org, 202-637-0077