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Tracye McQuirter

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– McQuirter grew up in Washington D.C.
– Graduated from Sidwell Friends School in 1984
– Received B.A. from Amherst College in 1988
– Obtained Masters in Public Health Nutrition from NYU in 2003

Dick Gregory introduced McQuirter to vegetarianism in 1986
– Semester in Kenya influenced her decision to become a vegetarian
– Co-founded in 1996
– Authored “By Any Greens Necessary” in 2010
– Co-authored “African American Vegan Starter Guide” in 2016

– Named a New Food Hero by Vegetarian Times in 2017
– Cookbook “Ageless Vegan” listed as one of the 16 Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2018 by Self Magazine
– Inducted into the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame in 2019
– Named a Woman Thought Leader by PBS
– Listed as one of the 17 Black Vegan Chefs Redefining Plant-Based Food and Community by VegNews in 2024

– “Ageless Vegan: The Secret to Living a Long and Healthy Plant-Based Life” (2018)
– “By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat” (2010)

– Essence article on the rise of veganism among Black Americans
– Vegan Food & Living documentary on the benefits of veganism
– Recognition from Sidwell Friends School, Amherst College, and other sources
– Coverage by various media outlets like Washington Post and New York Times
– Inclusion in lists like “Top 100 Vegan Cookbooks of All Time” by VegNews

Tracye McQuirter (Wikipedia)

Tracye McQuirter is an African-American public health nutritionist and a Vegan/Plant-based author who appears in the 2024 documentary, You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment.

Tracye McQuirter
BornWashington, DC
OccupationPublic Health Nutritionist
Vegan Activist
EducationNew York University (MPH, Public Health Nutrition)
Amherst College (BA, African American Studies)
Sidwell Friends School
GenreVegan Education, Activism, Lifestyle
Notable worksAgeless Vegan (2018)
By Any Greens Necessary (2010) “African Vegan Starter Guide” (2015)
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