Nneka is a Community Nutrition Educator with a passion for working in urban environments, inspiring, educating, and empowering people to make healthier lifestyle choices. As a child, she cared about the decisions her family made concerning their health and became more passionate after seeing the eﬀects of poor eating habits and lifestyle choices within her family and community. Nneka has a Bachelors in Community Health Education from Morgan State University and recently completed her Masters in Community Nutrition Education from Maryland University of Integrative Health. Nneka has taught nutrition in Baltimore-area drug treatment facilities, Head Start programs, transitional houses, schools, and in churches.
As an A Taste of African Heritage Instructor through Johns Hopkins Community Health’s Faith and Food program, Nneka introduces her audiences to the traditional way of eating through African heritage, which protected Africans from obesity and many chronic diseases Americans face today. Her philosophy is that by reclaiming our heritage through plant-based, whole foods and less animal products, we can reclaim our health.