Luann Alemao is a 30 year veteran Family and Consumer Science professional, educator and national speaker. She is the recent recipient of the National Business Entrepreneur award for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.    Luann performs seminars across the country as well as private coaching for the individual.  Luann is an author, created “Insightful Living” a one minute quality of life radio and blog show, writes a newspaper column for several business publications and a regular special guest on television.  Luann is also the host and producer of “Get Fit” a news magazine cooking show for cable access.  Luann develops and uses many healthy foods for the show, develops recipes and just has fun sharing the results.
she shares her philosophy “it is the little things that you do and chew that make the bigger difference” encouraging audiences to embrace a healthier lifestyle.
Luann embodies healthy living and is a visionary in her own community of Cedar Falls , Iowa. There she is an advocate and champion for the Cedar Valley Blue Zones Project. Luann was instrumental in serving on the leadership team and other committees, paving the way for Cedar Falls to be selected as a Blue Zones candidate city and helped lead to the city's certification. Through the Blue Zones Project, Luann developed community gardens. She promotes food diversity in the diet and meal planning through her food and nutrition education for adults and children. 
 
Luann leads walking/ biking  Moai community to establish walking and cycling teams in the area where they gather, bond and share as they participate in physical activity. Luann also helps direct the restaurant and nutrition teams in her metro area.  Luann serves on the bike/ pedestrian advisory board in Cedar Falls to guide them through more walkability and bikeability.   Luann’s own personal goal of visiting the original Blue zones ( Greece, Loma Linda, California, and Costa Rica)  is exciting and offers reality to the passion she speaks about. Luann’s own personal stories of Blue Zones happenings create excitement for other cities and touch individuals on a personal level. Her experiences with her city’s Blue Zones process is proof that the Blue Zones is achievable, beneficial and FUN.  She often has the opportunity to interact with Dan Buettner and was a driving force in his initial visit to Cedar Falls where he introduced the Blue Zones to the mayor and the community.
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