Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author, television host, and public speaker, known for her work on sustainability and food systems.
Named one of TIME’s “Eco-Who’s Who,” Anna has been featured in The New York Times, Gourmet, O-The Oprah Magazine, Domino, Food & Wine, Body+Soul, and Vibe, among other outlets.
She can currently be seen as the host of MSN’s The Practical Guide to Healthier Living and the 13-part public television series The Endless Feast. She can also be seen on Howdini.com and the Sundance Channel’s Big Ideas for a Small Planet.
With her mother Frances Moore Lappé, Anna leads the Cambridge-based Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and popular education, and the Small Planet Fund, which has raised and given away nearly half a million dollars to democratic social movements worldwide, two of which have won the Nobel Peace Prize since the Fund’s founding in 2002.
Since the publication of her first book, the national bestselling Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet (Penguin 2002) and Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen (Penguin 2006), Anna has traveled to more than one hundred cities, speaking at hundreds of public events as well as at universities and colleges. Anna has also appeared on Fox, NBC, PBS, and the CBC in Canada as well as dozens of nationally syndicated radio programs.
Anna holds an M.A. in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and graduated with honors from Brown University. From 2004 to 2006 she was a Food and Society Policy Fellow, a national program of the WK Kellogg Foundation.
With the help of her local farmers market, she tries to choose climate-friendly foods as often as possible.