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Melissa Halas 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. Her expertise is in sports nutrition, childhood and family nutrition, and functional foods and wellness.  She is the author of The Plant-Based Boost, Nutrition Solutions for Athletes and Exercise Enthusiasts and the Plant-Based Boost Cookbook, 100+ Recipes for Athletes and Exercise Enthusiasts. See more in work with me.

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. For close to twenty years, she taught sports nutrition, functional foods, superfoods, weight management, public nutrition, and wellness. She recently resigned in order to focus on her books. She continues to motivate clients and consumers to lead healthier lives and encourage them 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 20 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. She currently serves as People.com parent nutrition expert and serves on the Brain Health Network. Melissa holds an MA in Nutrition Education and is certified in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management and Wellness Coaching. She 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 time ” 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 iPhone app. Her characters have been focused group tested with positive results in low and high-income children through a CDC funded grant. Through the SuperKids Nutrition website, 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!