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How to Eat… Pete Thomas to offer Health Eating Tips and Cooking Demonstration the National Mall in Washington, D.C.


NIHLogoPete Thomas and National Institutes of Health Executive Chef Robert Hedetniemi offer Fun and Interactive Cooking Demonstration!


Ann Arbor, MI— Pete Thomas, the Season 2 At-Home Winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” will inspire the nation’s next generation of scientists and engineers at the Inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 22, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.

As an “Ambassador” for the National Institutes of Health Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Pete Thomas will share the secrets and the science behind a healthy lifestyle transformation. Pete, who lost 185 pounds in nine short months and has kept it off for over five years, will host a fun and Interactive Cooking Demonstration with Executive Chef Robert Hedetniemi. The demonstration will include a day’s worth of meals and samples of heart-healthy recipes to show just how delicious healthy eating can be.

“Learning how to eat is fundamental,” Pete states. “And contrary to popular belief, healthy eating can be both very tasty and economical. I look forward to working with Executive Chef Hedetniemi show families how they can integrate healthy meals into their busy lifestyles.”

Pete says he’s honored by the opportunity to represent the healthy lifestyle message for the National Institutes of Health at the Expo. “This is a great honor. We definitely need to inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers, but we also need them to be healthy! The Expo is an opportunity to both inspire our young people, and offer families information and tools to help them make healthy eating decisions at home.”

About the USA Science & Engineering Festival
Hosted by Lockheed Martin, the USA Science & Engineering Festival is the country’s first national science festival. The Festival promises to be the ultimate multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary celebration of science in the United States designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. The culmination of the Festival will be a two-day Expo in the nation’s capital that will contain over 1500 fun, hands-on science activities, over 75 stage shows and performances and performances. The Festival is a grassroots collaboration of over 500 of the nation’s leading science organizations. The Festival also has a bipartisan Honorary Congressional Host Committee with over 100 Congressional Members supporting its efforts. Learn more at

About Pete Thomas
In 2005, Pete Thomas walked away from the finale of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” a winner – and a loser. He won $100,000 for losing the most weight of all contestants that season. What he lost was 185 pounds in nine short months! Five years later, Pete has kept the weight off and he’s creating other “Biggest Losers” through his teaching and coaching programs and has dedicated his life to helping eradicate America’s obesity epidemic through motivation, inspiration and education.

Pete’s amazing energy, endlessly upbeat tone and extremely positive message have transformed him into a highly skilled TV personality, teacher, certified trainer, and a much sought-after motivational speaker to groups and corporations around the country. Pete has appeared on ABC’s The View, The 700 Club, and eXtra as well as being featured in People Magazine, Runner’s World, TV Guide, inTouch Weekly and Real Health. In addition, Pete has completed two full triathlons, a full marathon and several half-marathons since his time on The Biggest Loser.

 Pete spreads his “Winning Principles” to organizations nationwide through

For an interview with Pete Thomas, contact Anita Lane at 646.450.6214.

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