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Zonya Foco        

Celebrity Nutritionist, Chef, Author

Zonya Foco lives healthy out-loud by championing the very lifestyle habits that are known to magnify health. With humor, passion and eye-popping demos and stories, Foco turns light bulbs on, and keeps them shining well beyond the end of her programs.

Thirty-year veteran Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist, Foco is one of the most exciting, inspiring, vital and unforgettable speakers in America.

In 1998, Zonya published her kitchen countertop coach cookbook, "Lickety-Split Meals", and "Lickety-Split Diabetic Meals", and has since sold over a quarter-million copies. In 2005, she started her national Public Television series, "Zonya’s Health Bites", and served as an expert presenter for “Oprah & Bob’s Best Life Challenge.” In 2012, she launched her nutrition and fitness program, DIET FREE, which has improved the wellness of individuals and worksites across America. In 2018, she co-authored "Eat REAL Cookbook", and its accompanying worksite program, Eat REAL for Your Health, which builds the skill and inspiration to gain REAL health, eating REAL food.

Speech Topics


Childhood Obesity for Health Professionals

Children's Nutrition/Childhood Obesity for


Cooking Demos


Eating Right on the Run

Fad Diets for Professionals

Fad Diets for the General Public

Heart Health

Obesity/Weight Loss

Presentation Skills for Dietitians

Specific Health Topics


Topics for Dietitians

Topics for Health Professionals

Vitamins/Minerals and Supplements

Staying Healthy in a Culture that’s ANYTHING BUT!

Addictive foods, bucket-sized portions, physical movement limited to keystrokes and remotes. It's hard to stay healthy in a culture that's anything but! By citing research, reviewing health trends and examining the power of advertising, Zonya explains how our culture is very much the enemy - zapping our energy, health and productivity. Is America doomed as a result of our society of convenience, or can we fight back? Conviction is key! From simple strategies to re-wire the brain for healthier food preferences to capturing the power of "community" for lasting lifestyle changes, Zonya delivers a compelling plan for embracing a healthy lifestyle "paradigm shift" to conviction over convenience.

Ignite Your Worksite & Community Wellness

Zonya Foco, RD, explains her diet-free approach to igniting healthy lifestyle changes in your employees and your community. Her ten-week video seminar program, Diet Free: The Eight Habits That Will Change Your Life, is being utilized by hospitals and health centers across the country and has brought hope, joy, and life-saving success into the lives of its participants. This robust nutrition and fitness program relies on her ability to deliver equal parts entertainment and education while inspiring her participants to change their lives forever. In fact, many have said that adopting a healthier lifestyle has never been easier or more fun! Come learn more about the power behind Zonya Foco's eight habits - and about the freedom of living diet free!

The Power of One Good Habit

How can we ditch the diet mentality yet still eat healthfully to combat obesity, heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and cancer? Let America's nutrition leader show you how the tiniest, painless habits, when done daily, can add up to a huge change in the way you look and feel. Make a different choice here, add a little movement there. Without dieting or deprivation, you can rev up your metabolism, drop your blood pressure, lose 50 pounds or take 50 points off your cholesterol in just one year!

The math is really quite simple. It's you and the complete adaptation of one good habit after another that adds up to success, which adds up to a lower number on the scale and a much healthier you!

Surefire Solutions for De-Stressing & Balancing Your Life

You have a good life, but maybe you just have too much of a good thing. If you're too busy, too tired, and too stressed, Zonya Foco has surefire solutions that will bring balance to your life and a bounce to your step.

When you're ready to get a grip, Foco will show you how to start by simply letting go. So take a deep breath and get ready to laugh out loud as you learn the restorative power of saying the word "no." If, on the other hand, you have trouble saying "yes" to exercise, Zonya will share her secrets for ways to make working out work for you. (Yes, you really can sneak exercise into your daily routine.)

Stress is more than a state of mind, it's a person without a plan for actually living stress free. Now's the time to settle back as Zonya Foco serves up stress-reducing strategies to simplify your life. Find out what ingredients a stress-free kitchen must have; learn what foods can turn the tables on your stress level; and reclaim your right to live a healthy, vibrant life filled with energy and joy.

Fit Families for Life (For Parents & Kids)

Zonya Foco knows it isn't always easy getting kids (or adults for that matter) to eat healthily and exercise well. She also believes that the fastest way to fight childhood obesity is through parents. Her "Fit Families for Life" presentation is the perfect opportunity for parents and kids to learn together and discover how healthy habits can be a fun family affair. Leave it to Zonya Foco's zany visuals and engaging style plus healthy "family competitions" to transform the fussiest eaters into junior - and senior - champions of good health and fitness. Laugh and learn together as she introduces crafty, creative, and successful ways to make good nutrition and exercise easy and fun for the entire Fit Families for Life (FFL) Team!

Be Good to Your Sweet Heart (Heart-Health Focus)

Your heart beats for you constantly, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, year by year. Are you eating the best way you could be for your heart and cardiovascular system? There's so much more to heart health than just low-fat and low-cholesterol food. Get the inside scoop on fish; flax; fiber; garlic; and, of course, exercise. Sound intimidating? It doesn't have to be. Learn how to integrate these heart-healthy habits into a lifestyle the whole family will enjoy. Be good to your sweet heart - after all, it's good to you!

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