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About Melissa

Melissa Halas-Liang is a nationally recognized nutrition educator, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and wellness expert who truly “practices what she preaches”. She personally lives a healthful lifestyle while also inspiring others to do the same.

Melissa believes that good nutrition plays an essential role in all aspects of health: spiritual, physical and mental. Through nutrition counseling, presentations, Melissa’s Healthy Living Guides, nutrition seminars and media work in Los Angeles and nationwide, she inspires and teaches individuals, families and kids to realize their full health potential. She also teaches nutrition online at www.nutritioned.net where her students learn to lead healthier lives and encourage their families or their own clientele to adopt more healthful behaviors. With abundant enthusiasm combined with a realistic approach, Melissa empowers others to make positive changes and achieve lifelong results.

She is a spokesperson for the California Dietetic Association and has over 15 years of diverse experience in the field, including nutrition through the lifecycle, teaching, education and curriculum development, clinical/critical care, nutrition management, counseling, media and writing. Melissa holds an MA in Nutrition Education and is certified in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management and Wellness Coaching. She recently served as a panelist expert on Childhood Obesity for TEDMED.com and has partnered with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) to help families prevent nutrition-related cancer by making positive health behavior changes.

In 2006, Melissa founded SuperKids Nutrition, Inc. (www.superkidsnutrition.com) to “save the world one healthy food at a timeTM” and help prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Through SuperKids Nutrition, she provides nutrition articles, resources, learning activities, and newsletters which motivate children, families and educators in thousands of schools in over 40 states to actualize a healthy lifestyle. Melissa created the Super Crew® characters, a cast of relatable superhero kids who acquire special powers by eating healthy, colorful foods, who are featured in her children’s books, curriculum posters, bookmarks, placemats and upcoming iPhone app (July 2013). Through the SuperKids Nutrition website and blog, Facebook page and Twitter, she offers innovative, up-to-date tips and tools for living healthfully.

Melissa features client’s products, but only works with brands she and her family enjoys!