EatingWell Announces 2021 Winners of Fifth Annual American Food Heroes Awards

EatingWell Announces 2021 Winners of Fifth Annual American Food Heroes Awards

List recognizes top food industry leaders and visionaries, including Food Network's Guy Fieri, Chipotle's Brian Niccol and more.

NEW YORK and SHELBURNE, Vt. — Meredith Corporation's EatingWell magazine announced the winners of its fifth annual American Food Heroes Awards. Featured in the July/August 2021 issue of EatingWell, the awards honor top change-makers who are committed to making a difference on the biggest food, sustainability and nutrition issues of today, the company said.
"The past year has demonstrated a need for visionary leadership and EatingWell is pleased to present the fifth class of American Food Heroes, including 10 brilliant farmers, corporate executives, doctors, advocates and chefs who show that change is possible by working together," says EatingWell Editor-in-Chief Jessie Price.

The 2021 American Food Heroes are as follows:

  • Beth Ford, president and CEO, Land O'Lakes. Recognized for: getting farmers and their families online.
  • Brian Niccol, chairman and CEO, Chipotle Mexican Grill. Recognized for: promoting sustainability on a massive scale.
  • Birgit Cameron, co-founder and head of Patagonia Provisions. Recognized for: championing regenerative agriculture.
  • Bruce Friedrich, founder and executive director, the Good Food Institute. Recognized for: advocating for plant-based eating.
  • Chris Bradshaw, founder and executive director, Dreaming Out Loud. Recognized for: nourishing communities in need.
  • Guy Fieri, Food Network star and restauranteur. Recognized for: feeding those on the front line.
  • Mily Treviño-Sauceda, co-founder and executive director, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas. Recognized for: giving a voice to migrant workers.
  • Sean Sherman, founder and CEO, the Sioux Chef, and co-founder, NāTIFS. Recognized for advancing healthy Indigenous food.
  • Shirley Sherrod, co-founder, Southwest Georgia Project and New Communities, Inc. Recognized for empowering Black farmers.
  • Timothy Harlan, executive director, George Washington University Culinary Medicine Program. Recognized for: teaching the importance of nutrition.