Food Choices for a Healthy Planet Accelerator


Sharon Palmer

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

The Plant Powered Dietitian

Food Choices for a Healthy Planet Accelerator

Sharon has created an award-winning career based on combining her two great loves: nutrition and writing. Sharon is an accomplished writer, editor, blogger, author, speaker, and media expert. In particular, her expertise is in plant-based nutrition and sustainability. Sharon has authored over 1000 articles in a variety of publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Oprah Magazine, and LA Times. Her book The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health, Beginning Today (The Experiment, July 2012) was a critical success, which was followed by her second book Plant-Powered for Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps & 125 Delicious Recipes in July 2014. She is currently working on her third book on plant- based eating due for publication in 2020. Sharon has contributed to several book chapters on nutrition and sustainability. She also serves as nutrition editor for Today’s Dietitian, judge for the James Beard Journalism Awards, nutrition consultant for many publications and organizations, speaker at conferences, and nutrition expert in the media, including print, online, radio, podcasts, television, social media, and film. Sharon enjoys organizing farm and sustainability tours across the world. And she still has time to blog every day for her popular online community (200 K members strong and growing) at The Plant-Powered Dietitian. Sharon recently completed her Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems from Green Mountain College in Vermont, and she serves as associate faculty at both Sterling College in Vermont and Prescott College in Arizona on the topic of sustainable nutrition. Living in the chaparral hills overlooking Los Angeles with her husband and two sons, Sharon enjoys tending to her own organic garden, visiting the local farmers market every week, and cooking for friends and family.