Dylan Richards

Dylan Richards is a senior in high school in New York City, and is the creator and host of Dylan's Lunchbox, a local TV show committed to highlighting the importance of sustainable living. Dylan’s Lunchbox showcases restaurants that serve healthy, locally grown, organic and humanely raised food. In the wake of Dylan’s Lunchbox’s success, Dylan has created a web series, The Growing Athlete, which features 365 interactive videos providing healthy training and nutrition tips set to be released in 2014. Dylan has also co-authored an accompanying book, entitled The Growing Athlete, which will be released by Random House Publishing in 2014.

An ardent believer in the importance of food sustainability and awareness, Dylan has also appeared as a food critic on Lunch NYC, a three time Emmy award-winning television show that reviews and critiques restaurants throughout New York City and The Hamptons. Lunch NYC is dedicated to the support of local farms and organic growing practices, coinciding with Dylan’s passions and beliefs about the food industry. Dylan has appeared on NYC Media, Plum TV and Taxi TV. A second season of Dylan's Lunchbox is currently in production.

In order to spread his message of healthy eating, Dylan contributes weekly to FanLaLa.com and has appeared on the radio show Edible Escapes; Dylan also contributes to TeenSpot.com. Dylan’s work revolves around explaining the benefits and cost differences between healthy foods and their unhealthy counterparts, and seeks to educate his readers to think about where their food comes from.

In an industry inundated by adults, Dylan is an important link to a younger demographic aiming to develop healthier lifestyles. As a leader in the promotion of healthy eating and the support of local farms, Dylan works together with the Birds Nest Foundation in support of the Ground Up Campaign, as well as Fans for the Cure, a non-profit organization where Dylan serves as College Ambassador. Dylan has also helped to educate school children on making healthier food choices, and has provided students with an informational background about the origins of food, as well as the importance of safe, sustainable, organic growing practices. WordPress recently honored Dylan for his writing on Dylan’s Lunchbox as well as his The Growing Athlete.

Dylan studies Math, Science, English, History and Chinese and his love for sports is evident as a high school varsity athlete. Dylan has appeared in other short films in recent years with a focus on health-related issues, and has starred in a short-film intended to increase prostate cancer awareness. Dylan is an avid baseball player, and lives with his mother, father, sister and 3 very close friends: his three dogs, Snowball, Sparkles, and Simba.

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