Melissa is an energetic and enthusiastic Accredited Practising Dietitian. She is passionate about helping others to lead healthier lives and teaching people how to use nutrition to better their health. Her nutrition philosophy focuses on real, wholefoods and finding balance.
Melissa has a background in sport, having completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) before moving on to study her Master of Nutrition and Dietetics. She grew up in a very active family and participated avidly in swimming, dancing and basketball as a youngster.
Melissa is interested in a range of clinical areas in dietetics, including diabetes, heart disease, IBS, food allergies and intolerance, children’s nutrition and weight loss. She is also particularly interested in Coeliac Disease, having lived with the condition for almost ten years herself.
As an outlet for her creative side, Melissa is heavily involved in nutrition journalism. She is the resident dietitian at Healthy Food Guide magazine and a regular contributor to myBody+Soul, and often provides commentary and expert advice to other media outlets as well.