Tracye McQuirter, MPH, was named a national food hero changing the way America eats for the better by Vegetarian Times.
She directed the nation's first federally funded vegan nutrition
program and was also a nutrition advisor for the Black Women's Health
Imperative. As an adjunct professor at the University of the District of
Columbia, McQuirter designed and taught a plant-based nutrition
curriculum for the District of Columbia Public Schools System in funding
partnership with the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move
Campaign. McQuirter is an advisory board member of the New York
Coalition for Healthy School Food, the PlantPure Nation Foundation,
Black Vegans Rock, Hip Hop is Green, and is a co-founder of We Feed Our
People and the Black Vegetarian Society of New York.