Cultural Cooking with Hebni Nutrition Consultants

Posted October 15, 2020 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

Join Roniece Weaver of Hebni Nutrition Consultants to learn how you can give culturally relevant food and cuisine a facelift, so that you can enjoy family favorites with great taste and flavor and none of the guilt. You’ll also learn tips on health-conscious and budget-friendly grocery shopping, portion control and nutrient content some of your favorite foods.

This program will cover two menu items: Pan Seared Salmon and Watermelon Salad.

About Your Program Presenter
Roniece Weaver received her Bachelor of Science in Food Science/Human Nutrition from the University of Florida and Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Saint Francis. She is also a registered dietician and licensed dietician in the state of Florida.

She is the executive director and founding partner of Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc., a community-based, not-for-profit agency formed in 1995 to educate high-risk, culturally diverse populations about nutrition strategies to prevent diet-related diseases. Hebni’s mission is to provide culturally appropriate nutrition education and intervention strategies to prevent diet-related diseases.

Her company is widely known for the development of the original Soul Food Pyramid and the Soul Food Plate, a culturally sensitive food guide nutrition tool. Hebni’s programs, educational tools, and diabetes cookbooks have been featured by the Orlando Sentinel, USA Today, Newsweek, Today’s Dietician, CNN and televised on shows such as “On the Menu” and “Woman’s Today.”

Roniece keeps a busy schedule lecturing nationally and instructing locally on various nutrition topics and current health issues related to food and nutrition. Additionally, she served on the National Board for the American Diabetes Association(ADA); National Advocacy Committee for ADA, Past-Trustee for Health Central Hospital, and West Orange County District, Board Member for Florida Hospital Community Health Impact Council, and Board of Directors for the Central Florida Partnership in Health Disparities.

Her many contributions have been recognized by receipt of the President’s Award from the National Medical Association Auxiliary, the African American Chamber, and the President’s Award for Alum of the Year from the president of the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL.