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National Book Festival

Sally Squires is an award-winning journalist for "The Washington Post," where she writes the nationally syndicated "Lean Plate Club" column on good health and nutrition, which reaches more than 5 million readers. She is also host of the popular weekly "Lean Plate Club" online Web chat at, and she writes a weekly e-mail "Lean Plate Club" newsletter that has 250,000 subscribers throughout the world. Her articles have appeared in numerous national publications, including "Reader's Digest" and "Parade." Her most recent book is "Secrets of the Lean Plate Club "(St. Martins Press, 2006). She is the first journalist to be named an Honorary Fellow of the Society for Public Health Education and is the recipient of the American Heart Association's Howard L. Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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Sally Squires