Bianca, owner of Plants-4-Prevention, is very passionate about helping people to better their health through evidence-based nutrition education & cooking classes to help people prevent, heal & reverse chronic diseases.
Bianca holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health with a specialization in Health Promotion. She has over 7 years of experience working under the Health Department as a Health Inspector and as a Community Health Educator. She was also a multi-sport athlete and has over 2 years of experience as an athletic coach and remains to have a high drive for athletics and sports. She is a certified Food For Life Instructor through PCRM and had completed Food Inspector Training as a part of her Environmental Health training at SCSU. Bianca also holds a Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University's Dr. T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies and has published work featured on T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies website which you can check out here.
At a very young age, has had a love of food, health, animals, and physical activity. It wasn't until 2014 that she began exploring a vegetarian diet, and within 8 months she was vegan and now follows a whole food plant-based vegan diet. Read her detailed story below for more info! With P4P, she has now been able to integrate her passion into her career to help others.
Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a specialization in Health Promotion from Southern Connecticut State University
Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate through Cornell University's T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Licensed and Certified Food For Life Instructor through Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).
Environmental Health Training (Including Certified Food Inspector Training) through Southern CT State University
Certified Lead Inspector/Risk Assesor through the State of Conencticut DPH
Certified Energy Analyst/Specialist through Building Performance Institute
In 2013, my love for my own dogs prompted me to explore a vegetarian diet. I had made a resolution that January to eliminate animal meat from my diet. I had never met another vegetarian or vegan, and frankly, had no idea what I was going to eat other than the Standard American Diet (SAD), but one by one, I began to eliminate animal products from my life. By that May of 2013, I was a vegetarian and by September 2013, I was a vegan.
In January of 2014, I underwent Environmental Health Training, which included Food Inspector Training, at Southern Connecticut State University, that further increased my passion for a plant-based vegan diet from a food hygiene and preventative point of view.
It was during my first year of being a vegan that I began to explore the scientific-based evidence of how beneficial a whole food plant-based vegan diet is. I immersed myself in the study of nutrition and attended multiple events from the IVY League Vegan Conference to the Coalition of Healthy School Food while meeting and speaking with experts such as Dr. T. Colin Campbell, of Cornell University and Dr. Neal Barnard, President of PCRM. With all of the information out there on the benefits of a plant-based vegan diet, why was all of this information missing in the mainstream health field? I knew I had to make it my mission to change this.
In September 2015, I completed my Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University's Dr. T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies. In August of 2016, I became a Certified Food For Life Instructor through the Physcians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and founded Plant-4-Prevention.
My goal is to empower and educate clients on the multi-dimensional benefits of a whole food plant-based vegan diet.
Because our food choices are the first steps towards prevention