Current statistics estimate that Black dietitians make up only 2.3% of all dietitians. Looking to amplify Black voices on your Instagram feed? Follow these registered dietitians for inspiration, recipes and tips for bettering your relationship with food.
1. Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, @marisamoore
Marisa is based out of Atlanta, GA, and is a media export who shares easy and healthy recipes on MarisaMoore.com. You may have also seen her on CNN or Today, and she regularly contributes to many new outlets.
Fun fact: Marissa enjoys dancing, cooking, being outside and playing with her dog, Biscuit. She loves sweet potatoes because there is so much you can do with them.
2. Christyna Johnson, MS, RDN, LDN, @encouragingdietitan
Christyna is an anti-diet, weight-inclusive dietitian based out of Dallas, Texas. She shares body-positive tips and information on improving your relationship to food. Christyna also hosts the podcast, Intuitive Eating for the Culture, which discusses different aspects of intuitive eating, Health at Every Size® and other social justice issues.
3. Shana Minei Spence, MS, RDN, CDN, @thenutritiontea
Shana is an anti-diet dietitian who preaches the principles of Health at Every Size. She is based in Brooklyn, NY. Shana calls herself as an “eat anything” dietitian and shares health tips and facts, and tips for mindful and intuitive eating on her website, The Nutrition Tea.
4. Ayana Habtemariam, MSW, RDN, @thetrillrd
Ayana is a nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and macro social worker. She is the owner of Truly Real Nutrition, LLC, a private nutrition practice where she works to help people make peace with food and their bodies, through promoting collective healing from trauma, rejection and body oppression. Ayana is committed to increasing awareness of intuitive eating and weight inclusive philosophies in Black communities.
Ayana is known for breaking down the principles of intuitive eating and understanding some of the systemic challenges and objections that Black people may face in terms of food and body.
5. Valerie Agyeman, RD, @flourishheights
Valerie is a women’s health dietitian based out of the Washington, DC area and founder of Flourish Heights. She works to empower Black women to prioritize their health and wellness, through sharing evidence-based practical tips. She discusses health issues that disproportionately affect Black women and is currently working towards her intuitive eating certification to help educate and simplify nutrition.
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