Dennis Ai Fellow 2013 SLP Chicago and founder Jive Health is in the process of building a smartphone game to help kids who are risk for obesity build healthier eating habits. JiveHealth is among one of 10 semifinalists in a facebook voting contest and the top 3 will get to present in front of Michelle Obama in March at the Build a Healthier Future summit in Washington D.C.
“By the time I was in the 4th grade, I was the fattest kid in my class at school. While I never suffered the health consequences like diabetes or heart disease, I did face the social ones. I was singled out at school. People told me I was fat to my face. And even when I was at parties with my parents, I could hear other parents whisper to my parents about how overweight I was. It hurt, and the worst part was, I felt like there was nothing I could do about it, But now we can. JiveHealth can help millions of kids around the world live healthier and happier lives ” says Dennis