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Life as a Vegetarian and Vegan

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Special Guest: Tracye Lynn McQuirter, MPH, is a speaker, author, and 20-year vegan who helps people achieve extraordinary health through better food choices. She directed the nation’s first federally funded began nutrition program and worked on legislation to improve federal nutrition guidelines. McQuirter has been featured in the Washington Post, Ebony and Essence and has been a guest on NPR, Fox 5 (Washington, D.C.) and NBC 4 (Washington, D.C.), among many others. She was a contributing writer for Heart & Soul magazine and a nutrition consultant for the Black Women’s Health Imperative. McQuirter is a graduate of Amherst College and New York University, where she received her master’s of public health nutrition.

By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat , is an inspirational and honest guide that will change women’s perspectives on their food, bodies and lives. http://www.byanygreensnecessary.com

Special Guest: Len Torine, Executive Director of the American Vegetarian Association.Len created, and was consultant to many natural foods restaurants in the New York metro area, including: 'Veggies', 'The Celery Bunch', and 'The Slimmery'. His book, "Light Cuisine" sold almost 1 million copies.Len went on to open his own franchised chain of health-conscious restaurants, The Diet Gourmet Shoppes. The concept was featured on CNN and  the Regis Philbin Show. Len was chosen to be a participating member of Project Lean, funded by the Kaiser Foundation. In 1994 Len co-founded VeggieLand, a strictly vegetarian manufacturer in Parsippany, N.J. http://www.amerveg.org/index.html

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