20 Food Heroes

Food in America is getting better on every front. Some of the people here are lions in their fields—still roaring. Others are just getting started. We salute them.

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Michael Minor
Photo: Courtesy of Rev. Michael O. Minor

Michael O. Minor

47, Hernando, Mississippi

POSITION: Baptist pastor

NOTABLE FOR: His faith-based war on obesity. The Delta preacher banned fried chicken from his congregation’s gatherings more than 10 years ago. He’s since taken his crusade national, aiming to install a trained “health ambassador” to oversee antiobesity education programs at each of the National Baptist Convention’s roughly 10,000 churches this year.

TWITTER: @healthpreacher

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