Zemira Barnes

MS, ’18

As an African American woman, I am among less than 3% of individuals that make up the Dietetics profession. I started my journey in Dietetics at Tuskegee University (an HBCU) ,received my Masters, and now DI certification from Southern University. The journey to becoming an RD is long but I believe worth it! I am passionate about healthy eating and helping my community. I developed @curativegardens , a platform where I share healthy meal ideas, natural remedies, nutrition tips and more. I know the stigma around “healthy food” tends to be negative in the black community. A lot of people think that healthy eating is boring, bland and repetitive. I want to do my part to change that mentality. Everyone is different, what you eat should be just as unique.

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