Hi, and welcome! I’m Melissa, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Charleston, SC that specializes in Intuitive Eating. I teach people to ditch dieting, connect with their internal cues, find satisfaction in their meals, appreciate their bodies (at any size), and learn to honor their health through gentle nutrition and movement.
A little about me
I grew up in a small town just north of Pittsburgh, PA. Growing up, my father was a chef and owned his own restaurant for a time, which was profoundly influential in my love of cooking. College took me way down south to Clemson University, where I studied Food Science and Human Nutrition, a place where I could combine science with the culinary arts. Eventually, I completed my nutrition internship through the Medical University of South Carolina in beautiful, sunny Charleston, where I still reside. My weekends are spent eating and exploring Charleston with my husband, Cory, and pup, Archie, in tow.
Education & Awards
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Licensed Dietitian – South Carolina Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
- Dietetic Internship – Medical University of South Carolina
- Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science – Clemson University
- Emerging Dietetic Leader 2019 – Charleston-Trident Dietetic Association & South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
After completing my internship and sitting for my Registered Dietitian Nutritionist exam, I became a Clinical Dietitian at MUSC in Charleston, SC. In 2019, I launched my private practice, where I specialize in helping people heal their relationship to food and their body through Intuitive Eating. I work with clients one-on-one virtually. For more information about my services, you can always visit my nutrition coaching page.
My Food Blog
I launched my food blog in 2018 to share my favorite meals and recipes –things that I’m so grateful for in life, hence A Grateful Meal was born. One thing you won’t find in my recipes is calorie counts, as I prefer to count my blessings over my calories, which is so much more valuable.