This page houses a list of BIPOC content creators and influential leaders devoted to food, nutrition, fitness and health & well-being. 

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Food + Nutrition

Sophia Roe
Image by Sophia Roe

Black Foodie - Instagram account dedicated to highlighting the work of Black chefs and food influencers 

Affiong Osuchukwu (plant based food explorer) 

Alethea (plant-based + meal delivery service) 

Ashlea Carver Adams (simple, healthy, gluten free recipes)

Benjamina Ebuehi (baking cookbook The New Way to Cake)

Breanna Danielle (plant-based)

Brooklynne (medical student, vegan, mindfulness, plant-based nutrition)

Bryant Terry (vegan cookbook Vegetable Kingdom / food and justice)

Catherine (dietician, vegan recipes + wellness tips)

Charity Morgan (A plant-based chef with a focus on nutrition and overall health. She's dedicated to helping her clients (including many NFL athletes) smoothly transition to animal-free diets)

Chef Kai Chase (celebrity chef)

David Chaim Jacob Zilber (formerly head of the fermentation lab at NOMA and co-author of The New York Times best-selling book The Noma Guide to Fermentation

Desirée (vegan)

DeVonn Francis (real, clean food) 

Eden Hagos (Founder of @blackfoodie.co)   

Erica (paleo, GF, Whole30, food freedom)

Food Heaven - Wendy & Jess (dieticians, healthy recipes - Inclusive & Accessible wellness / hosts of the Food Heaven Podcast) 

Gina Marie (vegan) 

Haile Thomas (vegan cookbook Living Lively / international speaker, wellness & compassion activist, vegan food)

Hilaire Baumgartner (plant-forward food for all eaters)

Imma (ethnic fusion)

Jenné Claiborne (vegan chef, Sweet Potato Soul cookbook)  

Jerrelle Guy (baking - cookbook nominated for a James Beard award in 2019)

Jessica Hylton Leckie (vegan recipes, mostly GF) 

Joe Townsend (kid chef) 

Kevin Curry (food + fitness)

Les (wellness podcaster & host of the top-rated @balancedblackgirlpodcast)

Lloyd Rose (vegan) 

Marisa Moore (nutritionist, plant-forward) 

Maya Feller (registered dietitian, chronic disease prevention)

Melissa Wilcox (mix of food and lifestyle)

Monique Starks (soy & gluten free, plant-based chef)

Murielle Banackissa (food photographer)

Nicole Cardoza (wellness, mindfulness)

Nik Manning (keto & low carb)

Nyesha J Arrington (chef, sustainability & fitness enthusiast)

Pearl Cicci (plant-based nutritionist, health coach)

Peggy Exumé (healthy, plant-based recipes, mental health & food / dancer)

Rachel Ama (cookbook Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats / fitness/Muay Tai)

Rahanna Bisseret Martinez (A 16-year-old chef and former finalist on Top Chef Junior. She's already cooked in Michelin-starred and James Beard Award–winning restaurants and is calling on the food media to be more inclusive and representative of black food experts)

Rosalynn Daniels (recipes, entertaining tips & lifestyle inspo)

Shakayla (vegan)

Shana Minei Spence (registered dietitian nutritionist + virtual counselling)

Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea (V + GF)

Shannon Epstein (mostly Whole30, low carb) 

Sophia Roe (healthy recipes, food & well-being / co-founder of The Pillowtalk Sessions)

Tabitha Brown (vegan foodie)

Two Modern Vegans: Carlon + Dominique (husband + wife - vegan)

Valerie Agyeman (women’s health dietitian)

Vallery Lomas 

Veronica Garnett (A fat-positive registered dietitian and culinary expert. Her website describes her work as "culturally sensitive, weight-inclusive, and grounded in social justice."

Yewande Komolafe (Recipes featured in NYT/real food, travel)

Health + Wellness

Briana Owens Spiked Spin
Photo of Briana Owens by BAUCE magazine

Ajahzi Gardner (fitness)

Alicia Tillan (yoga + cycling instructor)

Berto Calkins (physical & mental health, vegan, fitness and plant-based nutrition)

Briana Owens (wellness advocate, founder of @SpikedSpin)

Camillia (fitness)

Christina M. Rice (yogi + wellness advocate, founder of @OMNoire)

Danyele Wilson (fitness)

Devi Brown (well-being educator, meditation, reiki, founder of Karma Bliss)

Franceska Medina (all natural beauty DIYs and mental/emotional wellness)

Hannah Bronfman 

Hassanatu (Haja) Savage  (fitness, recipes and yoga)

Jess Sims (fitness)

Jessamyn Stanley (yoga enthusiast, author of Every Body Yoga and founder of @theunderbellyyoga)

Khamica Bingham (fitness, olympian)

Kimberly Fe’Lix (wellness advocate, writer, clean beauty, sustainable living & nutritional eats)

Koya Webb (meditation, yoga, breath work, holistic, vegan, founder of @getlovedup and author of Let Your Fears Make You Fierce)

Lauren Ash (yoga, meditation+ spirituality teacher, founder of @blackgirlinom and host of Black Girl In Om podcast)

Leah Penniman (equity in the farming world / co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, an organic farm in New York focused on ending racism and injustice in the food system / author of the book Farming While Black)

Massy Arias (health coach/fitness and founder of vegan supplement brand @tru_supplements)

Maya Washington

Millana Snow (energy healer, founder of Wellness Official)

Qui (fitness)

Raneir Pollard (fitness)

Sasha Exeter (Founder of So Sasha – a personal brand and website sharing a  refreshing approach to fitness, lifestyle and motherhood)

Scola Dondo (fitness)

Tie Simpson (mindful yoga, holistic wellness)

Trap Yoga Bae - Britteny aka Yoga Bae + DJ TrueStarr

Tunde Oyeneyin (Fitness)

Yrsa Daley-Ward (writer, actor, model / works include topics such as identity, race, mental health, and femininity)