Judge Spotlight: Maria Rodale
We’re thrilled to welcome Maria Rodale to the judges panel for this year’s Real Food Media Contest!
Maria is the CEO and Chairman of Rodale Inc., the global voice for health and wellness with a mission to inspire and enable people to improve their lives and the world around them. Reaching more than 100 million people worldwide, Rodale publishes some of the best-known health and wellness magazines, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Runner’s World, Women’s Health, and Organic Gardening (which will relaunch as Rodale’s Organic Life in Spring 2015). The company is also one of the largest independent booksellers in the United States with a collection of bestselling titles that include An Inconvenient Truth, by Al Gore and The Honest Life, by Jessica Alba.
Maria is an activist and a businesswoman who has made promoting the benefits of an organic lifestyle both her personal mission and her business. In 2013, she created and launched Rodale’s, an online shopping destination that offers healthy solutions for a happy life. She also started Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen, a blog that offers a digital experience of the contemporary kitchen table: a place to exchange recipes, entertain visits from friends, and discuss timely ideas.
The author of several books, Maria is known for her 2010 title Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe.