Healthy lifestyle, fun, fitness, nutrition & cooking!
Speaker, Author, Chef, Culinary Instructor,
Nutrition Counselor, Educator
Melissa is passionate about food and its correlation to our ability to stave off illness, its health benefits and how a simple meal can bring people together. She understands what we eat or don’t eat impacts our overall health and strives to ensure people understand the value of proper nutrition and how to eat for their optimal health.
Key Areas of Expertise
Melissa’s focus areas include: Obesity and Diet, Stress in the Home and Workplace, How to Combat Stress Eating, Nutrition to Improve Self Esteem, Work Performance, School Performance and Families, Mental Health and Diet, How to Eat to Stave off and Alleviate High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Heart Disease, Being Fit after 50, Menopausal Diet & Nutrition, Seniors Diet & Nutrition, Childhood Trauma and Nutrition, Childhood Obesity, Type II Diabetes and High Blood Pressure, Childhood Nutrition, Culinary Arts & Instruction, Food Insecurity, Food Deserts, Nutrition, Exercise and Cooking.
Melissa works with individuals of all ages, including families, individuals, corporations, and business associations who want to ensure healthy futures for their employees and members. She has worked with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Comcast, Chester Regional Medical Center, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Housing Authority City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel Medical Center, and Walmart/Sam's Club.
Melissa is a seasoned public speaker, combining years of experience on television and syndicated radio, with her unique approach to health. She has successfully launched two food & health based companies: Deliciously Nutritious, Inc. and her non-profit, Feed a Healthy Mind. She is credited with helping thousands of children and families have access to healthy foods, being a pioneer in the childhood nutrition/cooking movement and is renowned for her positive, loving, upbeat Food Adventurer mantra.
Melissa is a mother and grandmother, who recognized twenty years ago the unfortunate direction our healthcare and food industries were heading. She sought to find healthy alternatives to ensure her family would thrive nutritionally and is passionate about sharing her knowledge. She has successfully done so by becoming a Television & Radio Personality, Personal Chef, Nutrition Educator, Culinary Instructor, Camp Director and Author.
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