Roniece Weaver is a founding partner and executive director of Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc., developer of the original Soul Food Pyramid -- a culturally sensitive food guide. Ms. Weaver also is president of Roniece Weaver & Associates Inc. She consults with food corporations, provides educational presentations and speaks nationally about many nutrition subjects.
With her partner, Fabiola D. Gaines, Ms. Weaver served as cochair of the cultural diversity committee for the Central Florida American Diabetes Association's Orlando, Florida, and national chapters. With Ms. Gaines, she did nutrition testing, researched, authored, coauthored and promoted four association-published books: The New Soul Food Cookbook for People With Diabetes, Slim Down Sister, Month of Meals and The Family Style Soul Food Diabetes Cookbook.
Ms. Weaver has been a guest lecturer at a variety of seminars; and has appeared on television networks and programs; including CNN, "On The Menu," "Woman's Today," "The Tom Joyner Morning Cruise," "St. Louis Black Expo" and "Ivanhoe Broadcast News." She serves on the governing board of directors for both the Orlando Citrus Club and the Central Florida Partnership in Health Disparities. She offers educational seminars to and serves on the community advisory council of the American Heart Association. She has received the President's Award from the National Medical Association auxiliary, and she is spokesperson for EnovaTM Oil.
Ms. Weaver received a B.S. in food science/human nutrition from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; and an M.S. in health care administration from the University of Saint Francis, Illinois.