Tracye McQuirter

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.