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The Vegucator


Founder of Herban Eats, LLC and creator of EDD Summits, Dawn Hilton-Williams AKA The Vegucator, is Author of the clinically-endorsed cookbook Flava My Plate: Your Tasty Vegan Guide to Health-Wealth.

A passionate, nutrition-focused plant-based chef, corporate and community educator and food justice activist, Dawn focuses on the mitigation of the systemic health, food access, environmental and chronic disease inequities that occur both disproportionately within black and brown communities.  

Featured in various domestic and international media outlets and periodicals such as:  ABC, CBS and NBC news affiliates, Greenville News, Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing, USA Today, Veg News and Live Kindly, Dawn was awarded a $10,000 grant from Beyoncé’s beyGOOD foundation and has been lauded by popular vegan trailblazers; Miyoko Schinner (Miyoko’s Creamery) and Milton Mills, MD as a community change maker.


From inspired media appearances, podcasts, public speaking and presentations for festivals and organizations like: Adidas, Prisma Healthcare, EDD Summits, Plant-Based Prevention of Disease (PPOD),Richland County Library system, AARP and Bluegrass Vegfest to corporate and community chef demos, health coaching and impactful collaborative partnerships, Dawn’s on a mission to radicalize wellness for good!

Dawn earned a certificate in plant-based nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (eCornell) in 2017, a BA in Political Science from Virginia State University in 1992, has been endorsed by numerous board-certified physicians and has owned and operated food-based businesses since 2007.

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From evidence-based keynote presentations, in-person or virtual cooking demos and coaching to plant-based consultative business development services, personal chef experiences, and a plethora of community health, food access and environmental justice collaborative partner opportunities, we provide solution services, focusing primarily on the mitigation of our top chronic diseases and the systemic inequities that produced them. Click below to learn more!  

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"The EDD Heath Summits have been two of the most informative and well-planned plant-based educational health conferences targeted to the Black community I've had the honor and privilege of participating in.  I have always come away from the events having learned from the other expert presenters and also with an expanded network of colleagues and contacts.  Dawn's EDD Summits are "must attend" events and I hope they will expand to cover a full weekend in the future!"


"It’s one thing to tell people to adopt a more plant based diet. But helping individuals to understand the why from a clinical perspective and the how from a culinary perspective is both motivating and empowering. Dawn gives individuals the knowledge and skills to take ownership of their health!" 


"I believe in the Herban Eats movement because education is key to making informed decisions that will support better wellness and health outcomes."


"I had the opportunity to meet Dawn in 2019 at a plant-based conference and it was very evident that she embodies her brand mission of radicalizing wellness through vegucation and flava. One great example of Dawn's passion was exemplified during the COVID-19 pandemic; she didn't complain about the food injustice experienced by the communities disproportionately impacted by chronic disease. Dawn and the team put feet on the street to provide the communities with vegucational resources, healthy plant-based non-perishable foods and prepared flava-ful food. Dawn's act of advocacy brings a new meaning to the quote, "to be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing."


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