Voted by Leading Bureaus… Among the Top 3 Inspirational Health/Wellness Speakers in America!

As America’s Nutrition Leader, Zonya is a master of inspiration, motivation and visual humor, providing high energy presentations crossed with low maintenance solutions that help everyday people improve health, create balance and maximize energy.

Get ready to skyrocket your stamina, productivity, and resistance to disease with America’s Nutrition Leader, Zonya Foco! With an eye-opening expos√© into the common practices that ambush lasting health, you’ll discover how to stay healthy in our culture that’s ANYTHING BUT! Realistic, can-do solutions are yours when you learn how to re-wire your brain so it craves the best-for-you fuel, making health and energy easy and automatic. You’ll even learn how to kick sitting, “the new smoking,” with cutting edge tricks that keep you moving and feeling great! 

Formerly a Clinical Nutritionist at the Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute in Ann Arbor, she left healthcare to publish her “fastest way to healthy” cookbook, Lickety-Split Meals, which has sold nearly a quarter-million copies. In 2005, she began her national Public Television series, Zonya’s Health Bites, providing simple solutions for everyday health and fitness. In 2012, she launched her worksite wellness program, DIET FREE, which has been so successful, it was chosen by Public Television for a two-hour special. In 2018 her coauthored Eat REAL Cookbook 28-Day Kickstart presents a new way of cooking, eating and living by further replacing processed food with what turns out to be “extremely radical” wholesome REAL food. To learn more, visit

Zonya pulls out all the stops in her live presentations, video seminars and TV show – delivering equal parts entertainment and education all the way. Zonya helps people laugh at their bad habits and break down the barriers that turn knowing into doing.

In fact, she has identified eight core habits that create the acronym DIET FREE, published in her co-authored DIET FREE novel, Water with Lemon. In 2010, Zonya launched her DIET FREE video seminar lifestyle program for individuals and worksite wellness programs, and produced the two-hour DIET FREE with Zonya Foco, RD TV program aired on national public television. Zonya has also hosted a weekly television series, Zonya’s Health Bites, on national public television.

She has collaborated with Health Alliance Plan (HAP) of Michigan to develop and present its distinguished Weight Wise member programs based on her DIET FREE habits. Zonya has also worked with Bob Greene as a guest presenter for “Oprah & Bob’s Best Life Challenge,” providing entertaining and educational cooking presentations.

Zonya received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1987 and then worked 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 2008, Zonya reworked the recipes and tips and created Lickety-Split Diabetic Meals (published by American Diabetes Association) to help those with diabetes in their quest for a healthier, happier life.

In addition to spreading the word through her speaking platform, books, TV show and wellness program, Zonya has appeared 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.

Most recently, Zonya has partnered to bring to individuals and worksites as inspiration to “replace processed food with wholesome” by featuring recipes, tutorials and coaching all focused on real food ingredients.



While some foods appear healthy for you, are they really? Join America’s Nutrition Leader Zonya Foco, RDN as she shares how “good-for-you food” isn’t necessarily “low fat” or “low carb,” but rather is nutrient-rich REAL food. You’ll learn the power behind anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory foods, and how to include these natural disease-fighters into your everyday life – simply, deliciously and inexpensively! It’s time to reclaim your appetite to crave the best-for-you fuel, making health and energy easy and automatic.

*Each attendee will go home with a simple tool that ensures the proper antioxidants, fiber, and anti-inflammatory foods every day.



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 energy, health and productivity. From simple strategies that 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” that marries conviction with convenience.


How can you ditch the diet mentality, yet still eat healthfully to combat obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s 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! The math is really quite simple. It’s you and the complete adoption of one good habit after another that adds up to success, and which results in a lower number on the scale and a much healthier you!


Don’t let the effects of excess stress hormones age you anymore! If you’re too busy, too tired and too stressed, it’s time you learned how to become your own ‘cortisol blocker.’ By implementing the restorative practice of saying ‘no’ to life-sapping drudgery, to declaring ‘yes!’ to energy-promoting exercise, you’ll learn how to dial down the stress hormones that plague you. Zonya will also present nutrition know-how for the too busy, surefire solutions for getting the restorative sleep you need, plus how to use music, laughter, positive thoughts and clear communications to truly de-stress and balance your life!


Is your job hijacking your energy, stamina and resistance to disease by forcing your self-care to the back burner? It’s Zonya to the rescue with her nine-point plan that blasts through the “no time to be healthy” roadblock. You’ll get the competitive edge with simple strategies to sneak in exercise and consume foods that work like high-octane fuel to increase your energy and focus. 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. Right now is a great time to start!


Zonya 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’s eight habits – and about the freedom of living diet free!