16 Jun Zonya Foco
Speaker: Zonya Foco
America’s Nutrition Leader
- Staying Healthy in a Culture that’s ANYTHING BUT!
- Ignite Your Worksite & Community Wellness
- The Power of One Good Habit
- Surefire Solutions for De-Stressing & Balancing Your Life
- Fit Families for Life (For Parents & Kids)
- Be Good to Your Sweet Heart (Heart-Health Focus)
Zonya Foco, America’s Nutrition Leader, is on a mission to win the war on obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Her easy humor and dynamic style drive home the message that, when it comes to health and nutrition, each of us can change our lives with The Power of One Good Habit. As a teen who saw her own weight bounce up and down, ending each diet at a higher number on the scale, she is now motivating people everywhere with a common-sense approach to healthy eating through her TV show, “Zonya’s Health Bites,” her popular cookbook, Lickety-Split Meals for Health Conscious People on the Go and her newest book, a co-authored health novel titled Water with Lemon.
As 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, her boundless energy inspires audiences across North America to stop dieting and start living the healthy life they deserve.
Before launching her speaking, writing and publishing career in 1994, Zonya received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University 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 2005, “Zonya’s Health Bites” began making converts to healthy eating across the nation. This 30-minute program airing on public television incorporates smart grocery shopping and lively cooking segments with practical exercise, and is peppered with quick “bites” of information on topics from kid-friendly veggies to heart-smart snacks.
In her newest book, Water with Lemon, she has joined forces with novelist Stephen Moss to introduce a new genre – the health novel – bringing readers an inspiring story of personal transformation that teaches readers how eight simple habits can help them master diet-free, guilt-free weight loss for life.
Zonya uses humor, hard facts and common sense to help people of all ages incorporate healthy habits into their busy lives. She is committed to the idea that small, simple steps are the key to long-term lifestyle changes.
In addition to spreading the word through her own books and TV show, Zonya is a favorite 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.
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!