UDC News

June 11, 2010


UDC Farmer's Market features local renowned nutrition expert Tracye Lynn McQuirter, Author of "By Any Greens Necessary"

UDC hosts a unique book signing event as local author Tracye Lynn McQuirter
conducts food demonstrations and shares her revolutionary insight on
 eating healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Washington, DC - Great food, great information and a great new author. Please join the University of the District of Columbia - Saturdays at the UDC Farmers’ Market, 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM, at the UDC Van Ness campus (located at 4200 Connecticut Ave., N.W., WDC, near the UDC/Van Ness Metro Station). This Saturday the Market will feature Tracye Lynn McQuirter, author of “By Any Greens Necessary,” a revolutionary guide to help you eat better, get healthy and lose weight.

Ms. McQuirter’s book provides healthful insights on healthy eating and practical tools for sustaining a healthy lifestyle. According to Dr. Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine – Tracye’s book is “a true gem.” The book features over 40 delicious and nutritious recipes.

Tracye directed the Vegetarian Society of DC Eat Smart program, the nation’s first federally-funded and community-based vegan nutrition program, launched with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this innovative, hands-on course targeting low-income DC residents, Tracye taught participants about the health benefits of plant-based foods, and how to shop for and prepare healthy vegan meals

She has a Master’s degree in public health nutrition from New York University, where she was awarded an academic fellowship and studied under renowned nutritionist Marion Nestle. Ms. McQuirter received her undergraduate degree in African American Studies from Amherst, the nation’s top liberal arts college. She was inspired to become a vegetarian there during a lecture given by human rights activist and humorist Dick Gregory. She is a Native Washingtonian having graduated from Sidwell Friends School and grown up in northwest D.C.

Join us this Saturday, June 12, 2010 as author Tracye McQuirter provides food demonstrations, speaks about and signs her book “By Any Greens Necessary.” 

UDC’s Farmers’ Market provides fresh food and fresh ideas to help District residents improve their quality of life.  The market has an array of selections to choose from including fresh produce, flowers, fresh baked artisan breads and more.  Additionally, the Farmer’s Market features one-on-one technical insight, free helpful publications on nutrition, diet and health as well as on youth development, parenting, gardening and financial planning. 

While visiting the Market, learn about the Fall 2010 launch of UDC’s newest addition – the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES).  CAUSES, providing a sustainable bridge from college to the world.

The University of the District of Columbia is doing its part to promote healthy living, environmental stewardship and community connections.  For more information regarding the UDC Farmers’ Market please contact either Gordon White or Calvin Lewis at gwhite@udc.edu or clewis@udc.edu respectively, or call 202.274.7126 or 274.7115.


As the only urban land-grant institution in the country, the University System of the District of Columbia (www.udc.edu) supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the University of the District of Columbia (David A. Clarke School of Law, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College Arts & Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) and the Community College of the District of Columbia.

Contact:Mary N. Elliott, Marketing Specialist, melliott@udc.edu, 202.274.7148