Zonya Foco

Zonya Foco, RD

America's Nutrition Leader
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Conviction over Convenience: Staying Healthy in a Culture that’s ANYTHING BUT!
It's hard to stay healthy in a culture that's anything but! Citing research, health trends and advertising power, Zonya explains how our culture is very much our enemy. Are we doomed or can we fight back? Conviction is key. From eating to exercise, Zonya delivers a compelling plan for embracing a healthy lifestyle "paradigm shift" with conviction over convenience.

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. 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!

Excelling at Your Career Without Undermining Your Health
With this presentation, you’ll get the competitive edge with Zonya’s nine-point eating plan for optimal energy and health while you climb the career ladder. Discover desk-drawer delights and briefcase bites that will help trim your waistline while dropping your risk for the big killers like heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. You can be your best possible self at work and at home.

Eating RIGHT On the Run!
Join Zonya as she blasts through the "no time to eat right" roadblock. From the fast food window, to desk drawer delights and even healthy brief case bites, you'll learn about the best speed-feed to keep you energized and focused. Zonya also shares her unique strategy for keeping your kitchen stocked with her top 15 must-haves and her virtually work-free solution for weekly menu planning.

Surefire Solution of De-stressing and Balancing Your Life
When you’re ready to get a grip, Zonya 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.

Finding Fitness in You with “E” Harmony
The secret to exercising is to find what you love, not just what you tolerate. It’s all a matter of matchmaking your unique personality with just the right exercise activity until you find your true soul mate - E Harmony! Zonya helps you “power date” all kinds of E choices you never knew enough about, like water aerobics, kick boxing, Jazzercise, tai chi, line dancing, arm-chair exercising, and Zumba. Soon you’ll begin exercising like never before, and live happily ever after!

Fit Families for Life (For parents and kids!)
Zonya knows it isn’t always easy getting kids (or adults for that matter) to eat healthy and exercise well. She also believes that the fastest way to fight childhood obesity is through parents. Zonya’s “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.

Get Real with Your Meal! (For middle and high-school students)
What foods help you think faster, run farther and jump higher? How can you learn to love the foods that are good for you and learn to curb your cravings for foods that aren’t? It starts with Zonya’s zany visuals that help you get real with your meal.

Be Good to Your Sweet Heart (Heart-healthy focus)
Your heart—it beats for you constantly, minute by minute, hour by hour, 
day by day, year by year. Is what you’re eating the best it can 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.

Fight Cancer with Your Fork
What does it take to put your diet 100% on the winning side for fighting cancer? Is it five fruits and vegetables each day or does it take eleven?
Will eating lean meats provide enough armor or do you have go completely vegetarian? What about organics; are they your only choice? And will you really live longer, or will it just seem like it?! Join "America's Nutrition Leader" as Zonya walks you through a realistic and tasty approach for "fighting cancer with your fork" you can enjoy living with.

Why Book Zonya Foco?

  • Zonya 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 delivers equal parts entertainment and education, helping people laugh at their bad habits and discover the joy in adopting new, healthier habits.

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    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.

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    "Zonya was awesome! Our employees really enjoyed her energy and message. She was also such a pleasure to work with! Thank you for recommending her."