Influencing SMART NUTRITION
online, on air, and on stage
With extensive media experience as a spokesperson for the food, grocery and healthcare industries, I specialize in training other health professionals on media skills including on-camera, interview and messaging skills, to help them create and deliver meaningful messages that engage and empower audiences.
I love working with brands and commodities that align with my Guilt-Free RD® philosophy and helping people digest food and nutrition information so they can make well-informed decisions based on facts, not fear. My goal is to empower people to enjoy their food with health in mind.
With more than 20 years of media experience as a spokesperson for organizations such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Association of Diabetes Educators, National Dairy Council, Jewel-Osco supermarkets, and Chicago-area hospitals, I’ve conducted more than 200 live TV interviews in the Chicago market and nationally as well as countless radio and print interviews.
I’m the host of the Sound Bites Podcast where I interview leading experts in the food and nutrition space and delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
Named one of “11 Health & Fitness Podcasts You Need” by Cosmopolitan Magazine.
With more than 20 years of speaking experience, I've presented at national and international conferences. I've shared the stage with Dr. David Katz and other esteemed colleauges, and consistently receive outstanding speaker evaluations.
If you agree with my Guilt-Free RD® approach, I'm available for consultation on a variety of communications projects including creative strategy, media, social media, presentations, writing and more.
As a former supermarket RD, I have a unique understanding of the wide range of responsibilities retail dietitians have in their various roles, as well as the challenges and opportunities the grocery store setting brings.
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Prague, Vancouver, Vienna
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Hear from Some Dear Fans:
Taylor Wallace, PhD
Melissa helped me to streamline my scientific expertise into catchy soundbites that consumers resonated with on the Dr. Oz Show. Thanks to her individual coaching...
Melissa helped me articulate my goals and break them down into small, achievable pieces. From the first meeting, I felt like she was 100% in my...