After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, I earned two Masters of Arts degrees in Organizational Management and Family and Community Nutrition Education. After various careers working in the private and education sector I became a nutritionist, and I pursued an opportunity in social services that fueled my passion for impacting the health and wellness of others. I wanted to create brands that could serve the greater needs of today’s individual, but also provide insight and education for families and today’s young people.
When thinking about all of the health concerns many of us face, I’ve found myself curious as to wonder why there is an ever-widening disparity between obesity classifications amongst black people and those of other backgrounds or origins. As a black male nutritionist myself, I decided that you can either be a part of the solution or the problem. This led me and a few other black business owners centered around REAL health and wellness to start the conversation, and work together on building a new culture amongst American Descendants of Slavery. We are now entering a period in time with being comfortable discussing our health and wellness needs with those that care and want to help. I started with Peer Pantry, Peer Pantry Health (non-profit) and my podcast The Naked Plate all of which will continue in this New Year as it’s essential to our physical and mental health survival to discuss and educate.