Call for Nominations: EatingWell's American Food Heroes

By: Jessie Price, Editor-in-Chief

American Food Heroes is our annual list of the top 10 people making food in America better right now. Help us choose our 2018 winners!

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The editors of EatingWell are compiling our second annual list of the top 10 people making food in America better right now. A few of last year’s winners include celebrity chef and activist José Andrés; Lindsey Shute, the executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition; Bob’s Red Mill founder Bob Moore; and Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich. We want to know who you think deserves to make our 2018 list.

EatingWell’s mission is to shine a light on the most important food, sustainability and nutrition issues of the day. We help readers understand where their food comes from and its impact on the environment, health, family and community. This annual list recognizes and celebrates those doing great work on all of these fronts.

To help select this year’s American Food Heroes, we’re inviting top experts, journalists, farmers, politicians, activists and leaders, like you, to submit nominations. We will gather and vet all submissions—paying special attention to accomplishments made in the past year. A feature profiling the winners will appear in the July/August 2018 issue of EatingWell Magazine and will be promoted on our website as well.  

Submissions should include a brief write-up (up to 250 words) about why you think the contender is a visionary and leader in the world of healthy food, with emphasis on the achievements he or she has made in the past year. Please send your submissions to

The deadline for entries is January 12, 2018.