Tracye McQuirter is passionate about inspiring people to live healthier, happier lives by adopting a plant-based diet. Her best-selling book is titled By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat.
Tracye co-founded the Black Vegetarian Society of New York and co-founded the first comprehensive website to support and inspire African American vegetarians. She's worked on legislation to improve federal nutrition guidelines, promoted school-based initiatives to reverse childhood obesity, and served as a nutrition consultant for the Black Women's Health Imperative. Her impressive work resulted in her being recognized in 2012 by Vegetarian Times as one of The New Food Heroes: 10 Activists Who Are Out to Change the Way America Eats -- for the Better.
“I know what it’s like to experience vibrant health. But I also know this makes me rare among U.S. women, where up to 80% of us are overweight and up to 50% are obese. As a result, we experience the highest rates of death and disability from heart attack, cancers, stroke, and diabetes,” she says, “The good news is that these chronic diseases can be prevented and often reversed by eating plenty of plant-based foods that we all know are good for us."
Meet Tracye and learn more at ByAnyGreensNecessary.com.