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The 10 most powerful food people in America

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Most powerful names in food industry

Who do you think are the most powerful food people in America? We were surprised by TheDailyMeal.com’s list – Emeril didn’t cut it, we’d never heard of some of the “big names”, and, though we may think celeb chefs and cookbook authors are the authorities in food, it turns out there are quite a few other people who have a huge influence on our America diets. Here are the 10 most powerful food folk in America, according to TheDailyMeal.com.

3Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama

First Lady of the United States and Activist

The First Lady inspired even more popularity for healthy, locally grown foods when she planted a White House Garden in 2009. This presidential garden produced 1,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables just in the first year, and was then expanded by 400 square feet in 2010. The White House garden is a living symbol of Obama's Let's Move campaign, an initiative to make school food healthier and reduce childhood obesity. There's no question, the White House is an authority and we are glad it is advocating for healthier, locally grown foods.

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