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Zonya Foco, America's Nutrition Leader, is on a mission to win the war on obesity, type-2 diabetes and heart disease. A master of inspiration, motivation and visual humor; she reaches millions of people each year with a common-sense approach to healthy eating through her TV show, Zonya's Health Bites, best-selling cookbook, Lickety-Split Meals for Health Conscious People on the Go!, co-authored health novel, Water with Lemon, and national speaking calendar.
As a nationally recognized expert on nutrition and wellness, Ms. Foco has partnered with Health Alliance Plan (HAP) of Michigan to develop and present HAP's award-winning Weight Wise program, launched in 2004. To date over 6,000 HAP members have participated in this very popular health education program. In January 2008 she joined Bob Greene on a national tour as a guest nutritionist and presenter for "Oprah & Bob's Best Life Challenge," providing entertaining and educational cooking presentations.
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, Zonya Foco's 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, Ms. Foco 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 latest book, Water with Lemon, Zonya Foco 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. 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 Foco 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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