World Diabetes Day 2016: Featuring America’s Nutrition Leader, Zonya Foco!

Posted by Alexis Washington

Today is World Diabetes Day! It was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization. WDD addresses the concerns about different health threats that can be caused by diabetes.

This year’s theme is Eyes on Diabetes, which promotes the importance of screening to get an early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. 

WDD Facts & Figures:

  • About 415 million adults have diabetes; by 2040 this will rise to 642 million
  • More than 542,000 children live with type 1 diabetes
  • 1 in 2 people with diabetes are undiagnosed
  • Every six seconds a person dies from diabetes, that’s 5 million annually 

With such daunting statistics, it may seem like the fight against diabetes is hopeless. It’s not. So many organizations and events have been created to help bring awareness about diabetes, World Diabetes Day is a perfect example. There are also doctors and nutritionists who make it their job to promote healthy living, which combats diabetes, heart diseases, obesity and more!


zonyaZonya Foco does all the above! She is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Health & Fitness Instructor, Certified Speaking Professional, and author. Zonya has appeared on local newscasts across the country, daytime talk shows and has been published in popular magazines.

As a professional keynote speaker, Zonya can bring helpful advice to any company. Although she specializes in health topics, she also speaks about stress management, life balance and more. A variety of organizations that have previously booked Zonya for a keynote presentation include hospitals, management firms, publishing companies and multiple corporations. This is because nutrition is universal. It affects people on a personal level, which can ultimately affect your company. 

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. Her easy humor and dynamic style captivates her audiences and motivates them.


“I have one three letter word for Zonya… WOW! She was great, funny, educational and easy to work with. I really learned a lot from her and spent 3 hours preparing and at the grocery store trying to go by her guidelines and recipes. Because I was so inspired by what she said.”

“Everyone who attended Zonya’s presentations, were extremely pleased! Zonya was well received by all; she is not only a wonderful presenter but also a wonderful person.”

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Posted by Alexis Washington
Alexis Washington writes about expert keynote speakers and Motivational Speakers, as well as tips and tricks for corporate meeting planners. If you need a guest professional speaker or corporate entertainer for your next convention or conference, you can visit

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