Meet Amber Stott
Amber Stott is a food activist and author. She created the nonprofit Food Literacy Center to inspire kids to do the impossible: eat their vegetables! Her advocacy efforts successfully launched a statewide California resolution declaring every September as Food Literacy Awareness Month. Thanks to Stott’s action, California’s 13th largest school district (out of 1,000!) built students a zero-net energy cooking school based on her design.
Her work has been lauded by Chef Jaime Oliver, Chef Alice Waters, and Food Tank. Her organization was named Nonprofit of the Year, and California’s Department of Public Health named it one of the state’s top innovators in early childhood health interventions.
Stott hosts the podcast Raising Kale, has given a TEDx Talk about Building Broccoli Habits, interviews chefs in front of sold-out audiences, has waded through California rice fields with farmers, and fire-roasted salmon tacos on a remote Alaskan beach. She eats cactus, runs along river trails, and hikes miles with her husband through the wilderness.
Her debut book will be released next year.