NEW YORK and SHELBURNE, Vt., June 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Meredith Corporation's (NYSE: MDP: Meredith.com) EatingWell magazine announced the winners of its third annual American Food Heroes awards as part of the July/August 2019 issue, on sale nationwide June 14. The award honors top visionary leaders and influencers in the epicurean space who are committed to making a difference on the biggest food, sustainability and nutrition issues of today.
"As the food category is ever-changing, EatingWell takes pride in educating consumers where their food comes from, how it's produced and the impact it has on the environment," said Jessie Price, Editor-in-Chief of EatingWell. "Positive food advancements create an opportunity for us to recognize those who are paving the way in food policy, agricultural innovations, sustainability initiatives, life-saving nutrition research and more."
The 2019 American Food Heroes are as follows:
Beth Robertson-Martin, Director of Commodities and Pollinator Council Lead, General Mills
Ann Cooper, Founder of the Chef Ann Foundation and Director of Food Services, Boulder Valley School District
James Rogers, Founder and CEO, Apeel Sciences
Anthony Bourdain, Celebrity Chef, Author and TV Host
George Siemon, Founding Farmer and Former CEO, Organic Valley
Rebecca Zimmer, Global Director of Environment, Starbucks
Colleen Lindholz, President, Kroger Health
Jim Perdue, Executive Chairman, Perdue Farms
Pete Malinowski, Executive Director, The Billion Oyster Project
Lauren Puryear, Extreme Couponer and Founder of For the Love of Others
To select the winners, EatingWell accepted nominations from top experts, advocates and readers. A panel of editors reviewed the submissions and narrowed down the finalists to those who stood out for their focus, creativity, ongoing contributions and the achievements they made in the past year.
The feature story profiling the 2019 winners will appear in the July/August issue of EatingWell and online at EatingWell.com.
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