I was born and raised in NYC, but my parents are Haitian immigrants. Growing up as a first-generation American had its challenges but I think it’s one of the many reasons why I love culture and appreciate diversity so much.

I did my undergrad studies at Stony Brook University and while there I had the opportunity to join Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.-Theta Kappa Chapter. One of our five pearls (a name given to the founders) was famed for the following quote:

“There is a Zeta in every girl regardless of race, creed or color, who has high standards and principles, a good scholarly average, and an active interest in all things that she undertakes to accomplish”. ~ Founder Viola Tyler Goings

This quote resonated with me because it embraced people of all kinds and promoted everyone to be their best. While at Stony Brook I majored in Hispanic/Spanish Languages and Literature. Most people think that majoring in Spanish means you just learn how to speak the language. I also thought the same thing. (Boy was I wrong!) Our program was more focused on the literature part. Without having a Latina background I had to read Hispanic culture’s literary heavy hitters and write 10-15 page papers in Spanish! Those years were tough but I managed.


After I graduated from Stony Brook, I went to Queens College to take my nutrition pre-requisite classes in order to qualify for the dietetic internship. I pretty much had to be an undergrad all over again after spending 4.5 years of being an undergrad at SBU. After completing my pre-reqs at Queens College, I was picked to join the Lehman College Internship class of ’13. In December of 2015, I graduated from Lehman College with a Masters in Health Education and Promotion.

And here I am now a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist! During my time at SBU, Queens College, and Lehman College, I’ve had many opportunities that made me realize that I have a passion for cultural diversity in general but especially in the field of dietetics.

Salut Nutrition is my way of sharing my experiences and knowledge with the world as I continue to grow in my profession.

The word salut has many different meanings and origins. Salut is used in French as a greeting or way to say “Hello” and also a way to say cheers and to make a toast. Salut also has origins in Latin to a word meaning “health”. I like to think that SalutNutrition is a place where people can learn about nutrition, culture, and wellness, and to be able to feel happy and empowered that they are capable of making the change.

So Cheers or Salut to Nutrition & Welcome to SalutNutrition!

  • Tea time!
  • I swear almost every time I drink this brand of water I get bubble guts. Smh (I know probably tmi but I'm a Dietitian and 💩 talk comes with the territory) 
My body is finally starting to adapt to whatever it was that didn't agree with me. 🍶 
Anyhoo, staying hydrated is extremely important during travelling. With all the running around trying to catch the planes trains and buses( and fear of violent stomach craps) I haven't been drinking enough water. and I can tell because I'm starting to have some dehdration symptoms: dry mouth fatigie, headache etc.

So here I am guzzling down this volcanic purified water praying that it doesn't ruin my travels! Lol

#healthytravels #hydration #travelandfood #water #drinkwater #healthylife
  • I only get these fancy juices at the airport when traveling. I know that I'm probably going to eat out a lot and it may not necessarily be the healthiest of foods. Knowing that I'm starting my vacay with a healthy nutrient packed juice makes me feel like I'm preparing for success. Plus I refuse to spend $5+ on a drink I can get for half of the price at my local deli. 🍑🍑🍑
This  juice has a strong beet flavor (eww) I read it wrong and was hoping it was more carrot flavor. But oh well bottoms up!

#catchmeifyoucan #healthyeats #travelhealthy #traveleats #eurotrip #foodblogger #travelandfood #leangreenbeetmachine
  • Is it too late to say hello August? 😁 It's only been a week and this month has been action packed for me. #vedaBLACK is going on and strong. At my job I'm interim manager until they find a replacement for my old boss. I'm going away for a couple of weeks and with all the running around my shoulder is still hurting a bit. 🍬
Because I can't walk and chew gum at the same time I haven't been posting on the website as much as I should. Don't worry I'm still Saluting! 🍶I'm swamped with ideas from all the amazing opportunities I've been having the past couple of months. And I can't wait to share with you all. 🍵
I'll be back in September full throttle! So until then check out the site for oldies but goodies, come back here for updates about my trip, or check out my lifestyle travel blog @doyousalut 
Until next time, 
  • Working at the Good Health Day Fair 😊
  • Morning! I'm working at a health fair this morning. Before you go brunching check out @cocktailmanifesto Facebook live demo today at 10am! #veda #vedafood #vedablack #brunching #saturdays #weekendfoodie
  • Hey Saluters! It's FriYaY!!! I have something special for you all! Today's #vedablack blogger is @liahstable the Mastermind behind this collaboration! The first three days has been awesome and it's in huge part because of her! Be sure to check out her Facebook Live cooking demo tonight 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern ! 
#blackfoodbloggers #foodie #foodblogger #veda #vedafood #vedablack #tastyeats
  • Thank you so much to everyone who watched my first ever Facebook Live cooking demo. The video had over 1,000 views last night! In case you missed it you can watch the reply on our Facebook page (link in bio). 🍴
Up next today we have Kisha from @chefkish_dyan making Salmon Papillote! Check out her page tonight at 7pm (facebook.com/thekeyingredientllc) 
#vedablack #blackfoodbloggers #tastyeats #whatsfordinner #yum #greatful #thanksabunch #imfamousnow