Sharon Palmer | Prescott College

Sharon Palmer

MSFS, RDN
Academic Statement

Sharon is an award-winning blogger, writer, editor, 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. 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. 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.

Education

BS Dietetics, Loma Linda University, 1984

MS Sustainble Food Systems, Green Mountain College, 2019

Expertise

Writing, editing, blogging, social media

Photography

Culinary development

Nutrition 

Presentations

Feeding the World with Sustainable Whole Grains, Oldways Conference

Lean, Geen Plant-Based Eating, VegFest

Bringing the Mediteranean Diet to Life, Plant-Based Leadership Conference

Plant-Based Diets for Optimal Health, Webinar

Sustainabilty Workshop, Harvest of Hope

Awards, Grants, & Honors

Distinguised Alumna Award, Loma Linda University, 2013

Bronze Sumit Award, 2016

Top Nutrition Blog Award, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Coverage in News & Media