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

Jessie Price, Editor-in-Chief

The editors of EatingWell are compiling our third annual list of the top 10 people making food in America better right now. A few of 2018 winners include celebrity chef and activist Tom Collichio; Julie Packard, executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium; and Unilever CEO Paul Polman. We want to know who you think deserves to make our 2019 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 2019 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, 2019.

EatingWell American Food Heroes Winners:

2018 EatingWell American Food Heroes

2017 American Food Heroes