Tracye McQuirter, MPH

Tracye McQuirter, MPH, was named a national food hero changing the way America eats for the better by Vegetarian Times. She’s the author of the upcoming book Ageless Vegan, to be published on June 12th (Hachette Book Group), as well as the national best-seller By Any Greens Necessary. As a writer, speaker, public health nutritionist, and 30-year vegan, Tracye has been teaching people how and why to live a healthy vegan lifestyle for the past 25 years. She directed the nation’s first federally funded vegan nutrition program and was a nutrition advisor for the Black Women’s Health Imperative. As an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia, Tracye also designed and taught a plant-based nutrition curriculum for the District of Columbia Public Schools System to help prevent and reverse childhood obesity in Washington, DC. Tracye recently created the first-of-its-kind, free African American Vegan Starter Guide in partnership with Farm Sanctuary and previously co-created one of the earliest vegan websites 20 years ago, which was also the first by and for African American vegans. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Essence, Bon Appetit, Ebony, VegNews, The Huffington Post, and many more. She is a co-founder of We Feed Our People and the Community Support Network, and an advisory board member of Coalition for Healthy School Food, Black Vegans Rock, PlantPure Nation Foundation, and Hip Hop is Green. You can find Tracye on social media at and @byanygreens.