Lisa Held | Civil Eats


Lisa Held is Civil Eats’ senior staff reporter. Since 2015, she has reported on agriculture and the food system with an eye toward sustainability, equality, and health, and her stories have appeared in publications including The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Mother Jones. In the past, she covered health and wellness and was an editor at Well+Good. She is based in Baltimore and has a master's degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism.

The Next Chance to Improve School Meal Access Is Coming Up Soon

A high school student looks skeptically at a cafeteria school meal. (Photo credit: USDA)

Next on the Supreme Court Docket: Farm Animal Welfare

hogs in gestation crates in a large factory farm

Voices from the White House Conference on Hunger and Nutrition

On stage at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, from left: Senator Cory Booker, Senator Mike Braun, White House Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice, and Representative Jim McGovern. (Photo credit: Lisa Held)

Will New Standards for Salmonella in Chicken Cut Down on Food Poisoning?

A raw whole chicken on a tray to illustrate the risks of salmonella in chicken

The Field Report: Big Questions Linger About The White House Conference on Hunger

Volunteers load groceries into cars during an Alameda County Community Food Bank food giveaway on July 15, 2022 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hydroponics Help Urban Schools Grow Food Year-Round

Harvesting greens at Teens for Food Justice. (Photo credit: Jessica DiMento)

Why Aren’t Federal Agencies Enforcing Pesticide Rules That Protect Farmworkers?

Aerial view of farmer spraying growing chilli plant in field. - stock photo

The Field Report: The USDA Steps Up Its Investments in Regional Food Systems

Fred Lee and his Sang Lee Farms team participate in the Farmer’s Market in Northport, New York. (USDA photo by Preston Keres)

Photo Essay: The Next Generation of DC Central Kitchen Chefs

Five of DC Central Kitchen's trainees. Photos by Jake Price

The Field Report: What the Historic Climate Bill Means for Farmers and the Food System

Flooded fields in winter