As America's Nutrition Leader, Zonya Foco is a master of inspiration, motivation and visual humor, providing hard-facts information and simple solutions that help everyday people improve health, create balance and maximize energy. She is the only Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Health and Fitness Instructor (CHFI) in the country to have earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.
If you're expecting a lecture-style presentation from this "energizer health bunny" - DON'T! Zonya pulls out all the stops in her live presentations and video seminars, delivering equal parts entertainment and education all the way. Zonya helps people laugh at their bad habits and discover the joy in adopting new, healthier habits. In fact, she has identified eight core healthy habits that create the acronym DIET FREE, originally published in her co-authored DIET FREE novel, Water with Lemon. In 2010, Zonya launched her complete DIET FREE video seminar lifestyle program for individuals and leader-facilitated programs.
In addition to her professional speaking and writing career, Zonya is host of the television series, "Zonya's Health Bites," and a two-hour special, "DIET FREE with Zonya Foco, RD," on national public television. Since 2004, she has partnered with Health Alliance Plan (HAP) of Michigan since 2004 to develop and present its award-winning Weight Wise member programs based on her DIET FREE habits. Zonya has also worked with Bob Greene as a guest presenter for "Oprah & Bob's Best Life Challenge," providing entertaining and educational cooking presentations.
Zonya received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1987 and then worked for eight years as a clinical nutritionist for the Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. It is from these clients that she discovered the need for a "countertop coach" cookbook and in 1998 wrote Lickety Split Meals for Health Conscious People on the Go, filled with easy recipes and healthy tips for everyday families. In 2008, Zonya reworked the recipes and tips and created Lickety-Split Diabetic Meals (published by American Diabetes Association) to help those with diabetes in their quest for a healthier, happier life.
In addition to spreading the word through speaking platform, books and TV show, Zonya has appeared on local newscasts across the country, nationally syndicated daytime talk shows and QVC. She has been published in the popular magazines Prevention, Today's Dietitian, Total Health, and Fast and Healthy Cooking.
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Get Your Healthy On!
Are you concerned about heart disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s or want to lose weight? Wondering if the villain is fat, sugar or carbs? Discover what REALLY matters to your health, including how to combine all the benefits of low-carb, Paleo, keto AND plant-based eating into a single REAL food plan that’s doable for life. Watch and be inspired as Zonya guides you through a full day of typical meal choices, demonstrating simple REAL food trade-ups that will delight your appetite while getting you into your skinny jeans! You’ll also gain serious resolve to “Find your Fitness Love,” making this the year your doctor says, “What have you been doing? Your numbers are great!” This awe-inspiring session is filled with fun and laughs. Come ready to Get Your Healthy On – REAL food style!
Surefire Solutions to De-stress and Balance Life!
Stress isn’t bad for you. BAD stress is bad for you! Find out just which kind of stress you have, and how to leverage and balance each. Even if you’re too busy, too tired and too stressed, you’ll discover how to become your own ‘cortisol blocker’ with three solutions that work instantly to dial down the stress hormones that age you. Zonya will share her list of top stress-busting foods, surefire solutions for getting the restorative sleep you need, plus how to use music, laughter, positive thoughts and clear communications to truly de-stress and balance your life!
Light Beer and Baked Doritos: Am I Healthy Now?
The way you eat, drink, sleep and exercise fuels a fine racing machine, or NOT. Join Zonya as she shares how your productivity and career success depend largely on the quality of your self-maintenance. Learn how to be deliberate about your health with realistic, can-do solutions that produce measurable results. In this fast-paced keynote, you will learn:
It’s time to throttle up stamina, productivity, and resistance to disease, with simple sound strategies designed just for you!
Anti-Aging Food Secrets
Feel like your fountain of youth is on the fritz?
Worried about climbing blood pressure or cholesterol levels?
Feel some days like your get up and go, has got up and went?
Aging can certainly stink! But it doesn't have to be that way. What if there were highly delicious food swap-outs that were scientifically proven to slow (even REVERSE!) the aging process? Join Celebrity Nutritionist Zonya Foco for this fun-for-all, interactive session and learn the top 10 anti-aging foods and the simple ways to enjoy these foods easily and deliciously. You will learn how to seriously ramp-up your intake of anti-oxidants while dialing back on inflammatory foods, like you've never done before, all known to heal more quickly and feel less pain. And yes, these foods are even TASTIER than what you're eating now! Supplement do's and don'ts will also be addressed. This special, straight-from Zonya's-kitchen session is destined to be your best-spent time on health this year!
Maximize Your Brain: What to Eat (and How to Move) to Think & Feel Your Best
Science shows that we can improve sluggish thinking and slash our odds of developing Alzheimer's by simply saying "So long!" to some of the everyday foods that are unknowingly robbing our brain's health and "Hello!" to simple and delicious replacements. In this session with Celebrity Nutritionist Zonya Foco, RDN, you will discover the essential nutrients (from both food and supplements) plus the amount and type of exercise science says you need to improve your brain’s executive function, including memory, mental flexibility and self-control. Come ready to be shocked and pleasantly surprised, because there is MUCH you can do to maximize your brain health!
Hot Topics in Nutrition
In rapid-fire fashion, you’ll hear the pros, cons and the bottom-line on everything hot in nutrition like:
Finally, you will kick confusion to the curb and leave this session feeling confident to feed yourself and your family the best fuel for life.
Want to ignite a health revolution in your community, association or workplace?
Bring Zonya in for a presentation – then follow it up with one of her life-changing wellness programs:
Inspiring Lasting Everyday Health
> The Power of One Good Habit kicking off DIET FREE
> Food Fight! The Battle is REAL kicking off Eat REAL for Your Health
> Hot Topics in Nutrition kicking off Program of Your Choice
Heart, Cancer and Diabetes Focus
> Be Good to Your Sweet Heart
> Health Hacks to Beat Diabetes
> Fight Cancer with Your Fork
> Excelling at Your Career Without Undermining Your Health
> Ignite Your Worksite & Community Wellness
Dietitians and Allied Health Professionals
> DIET SMACK-DOWN: Cutting through the Clutter of Popular Diets
> Shock and Awe: How to Inspire Nutrition and Exercise in the 21st Century
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