Melissa is a no-judgement Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist and Maternal Health Specialist. Melissa has a true passion for helping moms and moms to be find practical ways to nourish themselves and build a healthy baby. As a mom of 2 boys, Melissa understands the unique struggles of being a mama and finding time to even go to the bathroom let alone focus on your nutrition. It may not come natural but it absolutely is POSSIBLE with simple changes in habits and support!
When working with Melissa you will be provided with the guidance and knowledge that you need to feel confident in your motherhood journey, as well as peace of mind knowing you are doing the very best to support a healthy pregnancy and the health of your baby. You won’t just talk about what to eat during 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.
In case you were thinking it – Melissa knows all about mom guilt and has been there, done that especially when it came to doing anything for herself. Even when it’s something good for you, that guilt is ALWAYS there, no matter what. Melissa will work with you to rid yourself of that mindset. You will be motivated to stick to it as you will see how getting your nutrition in check will improve your mood, energy, and ease the transition into motherhood.
Melissa specializes in women’s health nutrition in the following areas:
Postpartum and Breastfeeding Support
Postpartum Weight Loss
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Mindful Eating/Non-Diet Approach
Melissa has been a Registered Dietitian for over 10 years and could not see herself doing anything else.
She became an RD because she always found the relationship between diet and health fascinating. Melissa has an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Connecticut and completed my Dietetic Internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Melissa 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!)
Melissa is an early bird and total science nerd. In the early morning hours you can expect to see her reading and keeping up with the latest nutrition research. This is very important to her because the research is constantly changing and she has to keep up. This knowledge base is tapped during your sessions so she can guide you in your journey using the latest evidence-based information.
We will focus on what is realistic for you, your family and your lifestyle.
Being a mom is by no means easy. But staying healthy and fit means more energy for you and your children.
This is a method of eating without restriction and deprivation and improving your relationship with food.