Melissa is a registered dietitian nutritionist practicing in the Seacoast area since 2001. She works with children, adolescents and adults who have a wide range of nutrition related interests and concerns. Her compassionate and supportive approach combined with her experience in merging specific foods and supplements when indicated within the fabric of behavior and lifestyle habits, enables her clients to make significantly positive changes to their lives.
Melissa’s expertise in food, nutrition and digestion allows her the privilege to work with a variety of physical and emotional health concerns. In addition, her evolving appreciation and respect for the complexities of the eating experience is inspired by her patient’s stories. These complexities and experiences often define people’s relationships with one another, with food and with society.
During the counseling process you will explore with Melissa your goals and concerns as they relate to your health and digestive history, food preferences, eating and exercise habits. Melissa’s training, unique sensitivity to the issues that concern her patients and understanding of these issues helps her to support her clients who struggle with disordered eating during their recovery.
Melissa pursues continuing education in integrative and functional medicine, digestive health, disordered eating, sports nutrition, food allergies, and weight management. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire and completed her clinical dietetic internship at Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital in Cambridge, MA.
Common Concerns that Benefit from Nutrition:
- Athletic performance
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Celiac disease
- Childhood eating concerns
- Crohn’s disease
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Digestive difficulties- constipation, diarrhea, diverticulitis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, reflux
- Disordered eating- binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, restrictive eating
- Food allergies and sensitivities
- Gall bladder disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ulcerative colitis
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Forms of Payment Accepted
Hours of Operations
Monday and Fridays 8:30am- 2:30pm
Tuesday and Thursdays 9:00am- 6:00pm
How to Schedule an Appointment
How to Contact Melissa?
Call: 603.431.6677 ext.233
New Patient Forms
What to Expect from your First Appointment
Initial appointment is 60-90 minute long.
Please bring your insurance card and a check/cash for your co-payment. Bring in any supplements you are taking and a list of medications you are on. If you are comfortable in starting a food journal, please record time, food taken, estimated amounts and any digestive or other symptoms you are experiencing.
“Thanks so much for your down to earth professional approach in helping me with my new gluten free life journey. I look forward to learning more.”
“Thank you so much for your time in educating me about my health. I am noticing subtle changes every day. You are terrific at what you do as well as being such a remarkable person.”
“I want to thank you for your help in my preparation for the Boston Marathon. Thanks to you, among others, I ran well, finishing in 70th place.”