Melissa has worked and studied in the field of nutrition for over 25 years.
She received her Masters in Clinical Nutrition from New York University in 1988 and worked as a registered dietitian at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx for various years. As Melissa was raised in a European home where family meals were prioritized and food was integrated as medicine; she furthered her studies and passion towards disease prevention and went on to study Ayurveda and other integrative healing modalities.
Today, she practices holistic nutrition blending her clinical training and experience with the wisdom of Ayurveda. She is a consultant advising private schools in New York City working directly with Students, faculty, parents and chefs providing nutrition education, menu analysis and creation based on specific dietary needs. She is further interested in creating a nutrition curriculum emphasizing prevention by education and empowering children to take control of their health. Melissa also has a private practice working with adults.
She enjoys creative, healthy cooking, yoga, tennis, golf, travel and family time with her husband, two children and Portugese Waterdog.