Melissa Mitri, MS, RD

 

 

 

If you’re a busy mom trying to find practical ways to eat healthy among the craziness, you’re in the right place.   I’m Melissa, Registered Dietitian and mom of 2 boys.  I get the struggles. I know that finding time to even go to the bathroom let alone focus on your nutrition is hard, and may seem impossible.   It may not always come natural, but it absolutely is POSSIBLE with simple changes in habits and lots of support!

 

When working with me you will be provided with the guidance and support that you need to finally feel good in your body,  lose weight,  and develop a healthy relationship with your food.   We won’t just talk about what to eat during your counseling sessions, but how to find the time to actually do it.

 

This is the biggest piece that is lacking in many traditional nutrition plans – how to implement strategies discussed during sessions.

 

I know all about the mom guilt and have been there especially when it came to doing anything for myself.  Even when it’s something good for you, that guilt is ALWAYS there.  But it doesn’t have to be.   I will work with you to rid yourself of that mindset.  You will be motivated to stick to your goals as you will see how getting your nutrition in check will improve your mood, energy, and confidence in your own skin.

 

 

 

I specialize in women’s health nutrition in the following areas:

Pregnancy

Postpartum

Weight Loss

Mindful Eating/Non-Diet Approach

Emotional Eating and Stress Eating

 

Counseling Philosophy

Realistic Expectations

We will focus on what is realistic for you, your family and your lifestyle.

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Personalized Nutrition

Being a mom is by no means easy. But staying healthy and fit means more energy for you and your children.

Non-Diet Approach

This is a method of eating without restriction and deprivation and improving your relationship with food.

About Melissa

 

I have been a Registered Dietitian for over 12 years and could not see myself doing anything else.  

I became an RD because I always found the relationship between diet and health fascinating.  I have an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Connecticut and completed my Dietetic Internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. I earned an MS in Nutrition and Wellness from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford (completed just in time a month before my first born arrived!)

I am an early bird and total science nerd.  In the early morning hours before my kiddos wake up you can expect to see me reading and keeping up with the latest nutrition research.  This is very important to me because the research is constantly changing and I have to keep up.  This knowledge base is tapped during your sessions so I can guide you in your journey using the latest evidence-based information.