Jackie Day successfully fought to rid California public schools of soda. She’s pleaded before a school board to rescue a pig being sold for slaughter at the county fair in Miami. And she’s spoken on the evening news on behalf of fish in Malibu. Aptly hailed as a “Mover and Shaker” by the American Public Health Association, Jackie believes there isn’t a creature too big, or too small, when it comes time to stand up – and speak out – for their wellbeing.
Jackie Day began her career as a Health Educator in Los Angeles in the late 90′s.
Jackie has been featured on the CBS Evening News, CNN, NPR, and TIME Magazine - and was the subject of the PBS documentary, Tipping the Scale: an in-depth investigation of the childhood obesity epidemic.
Jackie Day received a Teacher of the Year Award from the Los Angeles County Department of Education and is the recipient a Healthy School Hero Award, presented to her by the National Education Association at the United States Healthy School Summit in Washington D.C.
At the state level, Day was selected to serve as a Co-Chair of California Senator Tom Torlakson’s Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness. California Project LEAN, and the California State PTA have also honored Jackie for her teaching excellence and activism. As a result of her successful advocacy work, Jackie was selected to serve as a Health Policy Consultant for the Kaiser funded Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) campaign.
Jackie created the popular blog, My Vegan Journal, where she provides tips and inspiration for plant-based living. Her savvy writing and social media skills garnered her recognition on the Dr. Oz Show for having one of the “Healthiest” Facebook pages in the USA.
Jackie has been vegan for nearly 30 years and currently teaches health and psychology – and just published her first book, The Vegan Way: 21 Days to a Happier, Healthier Plant-Based Lifestyle That Will Transform Your Home, Your Diet And You (Macmillan).