These BFF Nutritionists Are Creating a Safe Space for Women of Color

It's unsettling to accept that minority families in low-income neighborhoods have extremely limited access to fresh produce and supermarkets. According to a recent report, only 8% of African American families lived in an area with one or more supermarkets, compared to 31% of white residents. These disparities contribute to the larger issue of higher obesity rates and illnesses within the African American community. Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones, who are registered dietitians, co-authors of the 28 Day Plant-Powered Health Reboot, certified diabetes educators, and the co-founders of Food Heaven Made Easy, are on a mission to change this.

Inclusivity has been at the forefront of their approach to food since their early days teaching underserved communities of color in the Bronx about nutrition. Unfortunately, the world of wellness leaders is scarce when it comes to women of color. These two have selflessly committed to creating a diverse community of health-first content for their 40,000 Instagram followers and 42,000 YouTube subscribers.

From podcast episodes that address topics plaguing our community like gestational diabetes to sharing how to pick safer beauty and body products, these BFF nutritionists are on the pulse of holistic health. Here's why they're dedicated to changing the landscape of wellness.

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