American Food Heroes

American Food Heroes

American Food Heroes

Meet the people doing incredible things to change our food system for the better.
 
 

{{ArticleAdCardRow:a-293730,a-293735,a-293737;Title:`2020 American Food Heroes`}}

{{GridCardRow:Title:`Making Food Better`;a-291906,a-291904,a-291893,a-291892,a-291878}}

{{ArticleAdCardRow:a-291884,a-291903,a-290864;Title:`Fighting for a Sustainable Food Future`}}

Featured Story: Use Most Recently Updated Content
false
Meta Description
Our annual American Food Heroes list honors the people doing extraordinary things to make food better in our country.
Discoverable
On

2018 EatingWell American Food Heroes

.blobArticle .blobContent p img { width:100%; display:initial; } .blobArticle .blobContent p { display:inherit; } .blobArticle .blobContent ul li { list-style-type:disc; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; } .blobArticle .blobContent ol li { list-style-type: decimal; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; }

Welcome to our second annual American Food Heroes list, honoring 12 people doing extraordinary things to make food better in our country.

Meet the Man Responsible for Getting Trans Fats Out of Our Food

.blobArticle .blobContent p img { width:100%; display:initial; } .blobArticle .blobContent p { display:inherit; } .blobArticle .blobContent ul li { list-style-type:disc; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; } .blobArticle .blobContent ol li { list-style-type: decimal; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; }

As of June, man-made trans fats—the unhealthy hydrogenated oils known to cause heart disease, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's—are now officially out of our food supply.

Why Our Future Depends on Healthy Soil

.blobArticle .blobContent p img { width:100%; display:initial; } .blobArticle .blobContent p { display:inherit; } .blobArticle .blobContent ul li { list-style-type:disc; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; } .blobArticle .blobContent ol li { list-style-type: decimal; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; }

Most of us don't give a second thought to the earth beneath our feet. It's humble. It's unassuming.

Meet Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree: An Organic Farmer with a Mission

.blobArticle .blobContent p img { width:100%; display:initial; } .blobArticle .blobContent p { display:inherit; } .blobArticle .blobContent ul li { list-style-type:disc; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; } .blobArticle .blobContent ol li { list-style-type: decimal; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; }

When it comes to getting things done, Chellie Pingree does not mind getting her hands—or,

Meet the People Giving a Voice to Food Industry Workers

.blobArticle .blobContent p img { width:100%; display:initial; } .blobArticle .blobContent p { display:inherit; } .blobArticle .blobContent ul li { list-style-type:disc; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; } .blobArticle .blobContent ol li { list-style-type: decimal; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; }

Meet the megaphones.

Leafy Greens Are the Biggest Contributors to Food Waste in America, But This Man Is Here to Change That

.blobArticle .blobContent p img { width:100%; display:initial; } .blobArticle .blobContent p { display:inherit; } .blobArticle .blobContent ul li { list-style-type:disc; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; } .blobArticle .blobContent ol li { list-style-type: decimal; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; }

As incredibly healthy as leafy greens are, they also happen to be among the biggest contributors to food waste in the U.S.

This Chef Is Working with Doctors to Prescribe Food as Medicine, and It's Making Patients Healthier

.blobArticle .blobContent p img { width:100%; display:initial; } .blobArticle .blobContent p { display:inherit; } .blobArticle .blobContent ul li { list-style-type:disc; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; } .blobArticle .blobContent ol li { list-style-type: decimal; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; }

What if you couldn't afford fresh fruits and vegetables?

Slavery Plagues the Seafood Industry; Here's How One Woman Is Making a Difference

.blobArticle .blobContent p img { width:100%; display:initial; } .blobArticle .blobContent p { display:inherit; } .blobArticle .blobContent ul li { list-style-type:disc; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; } .blobArticle .blobContent ol li { list-style-type: decimal; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; }

In 2015, a group of Associated Press reporters wrote a series of stories that blew the lid off a horrific scandal plaguing the seafood industry: slavery.

EPIC Founders Are Changing the Meat Industry One Protein Bar at a Time

.blobArticle .blobContent p img { width:100%; display:initial; } .blobArticle .blobContent p { display:inherit; } .blobArticle .blobContent ul li { list-style-type:disc; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; } .blobArticle .blobContent ol li { list-style-type: decimal; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; }

The inspiration for Epic Provisions (think: high-end meat snacks like bison bars and wagyu beef