NEW LEGACY VEGANS was founded in 2018 by LaVonna Shannon and Stephanie Harper, a mother-daughter dynamic duo. They were inspired by the teachings of Dr. Sebi and the African Bio-Mineral Balance. LaVonna and Stephanie believe that developing healthier eating habits start with a mindset shift. Once your mind has changed, your diet can easily become a LIFESTYLE.
The main force behind NEW LEGACY VEGANS is a deep desire to help individuals achieve their long-term nutrition goals. Whether you’re seeking help with weight loss or disease prevention, each client is individually evaluated and provided with a well-researched and comprehensive plan they can follow for the rest of their lives.
Whether you’re looking for alkaline vegan recipes, products, or you need professional guidance in order to address a specific health issue, NEW LEGACY VEGANS is ready to help you reach your goals.
LaVonna Shannon is a Vegan Chef and Holistic Nutritionist. She is a Florida native, born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She earned her Associates of Science in Culinary Arts and her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University. After graduating, she worked as a Nutritionist within underserved communities in Denver, Colorado, and Fort Lauderdale Florida.
She has helped many people improve their health with her simple 5-step approach:
1) Mindset Shift. Nutrition habits start young in the home, so it requires a method of unlearning and relearning.
2) Nutrition Education. Understanding what food really is and how it can either benefit or destroy our bodies.
3) Making better food choices over time. This is not an overnight process it takes time to develop.
4) Lifestyle Development. Determine what you want your new life to look like.
5) Maintenance. Restructuring your life to reflect the new you.
LaVonna developed her passion for cooking while watching the Food Network and helping her mother in the kitchen as a little girl. She has been meat-free for over 8 years and dairy-free for over 6 years. She has been following the Alkaline Vegan Lifestyle for over 2 years and has experienced many health improvements including digestion, energy, skin, and eyesight. LaVonna commits herself daily to helping those that also want to improve their health.
In 2017, LaVonna assisted her mother with changing her diet after being diagnosed with many health issues. After changing to an Alkaline Vegan Lifestyle, her mother no longer suffered. This way of living and eating was so transformative, that it needed to be shared with many families just like theirs. In 2018 LaVonna and her mother launched New Legacy Vegans. LaVonna continues to consult, educate, and develop recipes that are used to promote an alkaline lifestyle that will help combat illnesses and diseases.
Stephanie Harper is a vegan cook and baker born in London, England and raised in Patterson, New Jersey. She developed her cooking skills by learning from her Jamaican grandmother at a very young age. After moving to Florida and marrying, she mastered American dishes that she learned from her mother and father in law, who were both great cooks.
Stephanie has a passion for cooking helping others. Prior to launching New Legacy Vegans, she worked 20 years in the medical field and dedicated over 10 years to the Broward County School System. For over 25 years, Stephanie has served her community as a leader in the church. As a young cook, her family, patients, peers, and church members were among those that encouraged her path to cooking. She was known for creating some of the best dishes at events and gatherings. She has a huge heart and you can taste the love and care in every bite.
In 2017, Stephanie was diagnosed with obesity, high cholesterol, arthritis and borderline diabetes. She tried exercise with a personal trainer for over one year, but when that did not move the needle, she knew that changing her diet was the only thing that would help her drop the weight and see major health changes. She decided to start working with her daughter on lifestyle changes concerning her diet and she took on the challenge to start eating as an Alkaline Vegan. Within 3 months, Stephanie dropped over 50 pounds and reversed all her health diagnoses.
In 2018, Stephanie partnered with her daughter to open New Legacy Vegans, where she and her daughter have been educating and creating recipes for individuals and families that need to make lifestyle changes to meet specific goals. Stephanie is an advocate for the Alkaline Vegan Lifestyle because she knows that it works and is vital for optimal health.