Maria is available for public speaking engagements and healthy cooking demos.
Through a mix of humor and science,Maria inspires and motivates audiences to take control of their health by making more conscious choices about what they eat. She believes food is our medicine, and that when we upgrade our diet, we have the power to upgrade our life. Through practical, actionable advice, healthy living becomes simpler and more attainable for your audience.
Who Can Benefit from a Nutrition Speaker
A business that wants more productive employees who get sick less often.
A fitness studio that wants to offer a fun event as a perk for their clients.
A health and wellness conference or event, that wants a fresh, dynamic speaker to motivate their audience.
A women’s conference or event, that wants to leave its participants re-energized and committed to better eating habits.
A food or cooking conference or event, where Maria can demonstrate a recipe and explain why you are what you eat.
A doctor wishing to stage an event or cooking demo on healthy foods and healthy habits, or eating for a specific condition.
A school looking to enrich their curriculum with an engaging presentation on healthy foods, establishing healthy habits, or body confidence.
Nutrition and Wellness Speaking Topics
Maria is happy to tailor a talk to your event or audience needs. Here are some of her most popular talks.
Excuses Be Gone! How to create healthy habits that stick
The Real Food Prescription Food affects everything: how to use food as medicine to improve your health
Eat Beauty Beautiful skin starts in the kitchen; Learn how to eat your way to clearer, age-less skin
Cooking Demo Topics
Cooking for Beauty Learn recipes that will help you achieve clearer, ageless skin from the inside.
Batch Cook Like A Boss You can eat healthy, despite a hectic schedule. Learn how to plan your meals for the week, ensure your nutrient needs are met, and build colorful bowls that will save you time in the kitchen and nourish your bod all week long.
Eating for X A cooking demo tailored around improving a specific concern, such as mental health, headaches, cancer prevention, etc.
Previous Clients Who Have Booked Maria as a Nutrition Speaker:
Physique57 New York
The Metrowest Conference for Women
The Seed Festival (Cooking Demo)
Book Maria As Your Nutrition Speaker
Maria will tailor her presentation to meet your audience’s needs. For further information or to schedule a talk, please use the contact form to tell us about your event and audience. We will get back to you with availability and fees, and to set up a time to discuss your event.
Latasha A, Human Relations
‘‘Maria's talk was extremely informative and impactful. It sparked a new conversation and perspective amongst staff, who have been talking about it long after. She creates a very open and lighthearted atmosphere, which encouraged a lot of great questions (and answers!), and we thoroughly enjoyed it. ’’
Darrell Rogers, Director of Advocacy
Maria is an excellent communicator and did an outstanding job connecting with the audience and national media. Her knowledge of health and wellness is only surpassed by her ability and ease in which she enlightens the crowd. Maria is truly an ally and asset in our work to make the world happier and healthier.
Manhattan Headache Center
"Maria’s presentation for our Healthy You event at Williams Sonoma was exceptional. She created a customized menu solely using ingredients that can help prevent migraines. It was a distinct pleasure for my team and I to work with her. Her dishes were amazing and enthusiasm infectious. She carefully explained not only what to eat, but why to eat it. Most importantly, our patients enjoyed the event immensely. I believe the information we imparted can make a significant difference in the nutrition habits and well-being of our patients."
Wellness Meetup NYC
Jenna Sands, Co-Founder
"We hired Maria to speak at Wellness Meet Up NYC, and loved her presentation. She packed the house and the audience was very engaged. She is a wonderful public speaker, extremely knowledgable, and has a great poise about her. We are so happy to have worked with Maria and we would gladly invite her back to host another event with Wellness Meet Up NYC."
Ivanka Trump, Founder
‘‘My whole team was blown away by Maria’s thoughtful presentation and loved the shopping excursion! We learned so much that we reported on the event on our site, ivankatrump.com, and invited Maria to write a monthly column for us.’’
Pure Barre NYC
Kaitlin Vandura, Co-Owner
‘‘As the co-owner of two growing boutique fitness studios, I was delighted to have Maria come in and speak with our clients. Her “bikini body” presentation was so well-received that we immediately scheduled another session. Her talk was perfectly tailored to the needs of our mostly female client base and each client left with a notecard full of easily implemented suggestions to achieve a bombshell body! Maria’s program is the perfect complement to any fitness or lifestyle service and we hope to continue to provide her services!’’
Spire & Co.
Emily Raleigh, Founder
‘‘Quite simply, Maria had the most well received workshop at the Live Smart Series. The attendees were taking notes aggressively during the workshop and following it, they were coming up to all of us on the conference development team, telling us how amazing it was. Three months later and I’m still getting emails telling me how much they liked it! If that doesn’t say how great of a speaker she is, I don’t know what does. She impacted our attendees on such an incredibly deep level–something very hard to do in 45 minutes.’’
Dwight Elementary School
Christina Liguori & Nicole Weldzius, Teachers
‘‘It was a true pleasure to have Maria come speak to our fifth grade students. She clearly aligned her presentation to concepts we have been discussing in class. Our students found her presentation highly engaging, and they were eager to learn more, try out recipes, and reflect on their current habits. We will gladly have her back!’’