Nebraska Authors

Phil Sokolof

Born 1921-12-15 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died 2004-04-15
Omaha, NE (USA)

Sokolof, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, was a multi-millionaire businessman who is best remembered for waging a war against heart disease. He targeted the use of high-fat foods in fast-food restaurant menus as one of the culprits of the obesity epidemic in America. Sokolof founded the National Heart Savers Association. His campaigns to change key ingredients in foods made an immediate impact in American society, reducing the use of beef tallow and tropical oils in food production. In 1995, he was described as "America's Number 1 Cholesterol Fighter" on the Today show. Sokolof died in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 82.


Places Lived

Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction




Health Advocate

Places Worked

Phillips Manufacturing Company, Omaha, NE


National Heart Savers Association


Add Years to Your Life!: Maintain or Regain a Healthy Heart. 2002.

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