Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Carter's Mission - Fruit infused water bottle

Friday - Jun 20, 2014

Carter Kostler is a 15-year-old 10th grader from Virginia Beach, Virginia who has taken childhood obesity head on. After learning about the startling statistics of how sugary drinks and soda impact today's youth, he decided to do something about it. Carter created a fruit-infused water bottle, a product designed with the goal of improving one's health and was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the most brilliant companies of 2013. Carter is proud to have been a national finalist in Michelle Obama's Partnership for a Healthier America's End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge. Carter's mission to stamp out obesity and type 2 diabetes has been featured in multiple health and wellness publications including Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur and local and national news publications. He continues to support the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and donates a portion of all profits to the Alliance. Carter is active in the community, working with schools and organizations such as the American Diabetes Association.

Visit his website here.