My focus is to help you discover the joys and benefits that proper nutrition can offer the body.

Hello there, I’m Melissa Smalls!

I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and I founded Minneapolis, Minn.-based New You Nutrition back in 2005. I’ve been in the business of helping people of all ages get healthy for more than 20 years.

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As a dietitian nutritionist—or, more specifically, your dietitian nutritionist—my top priorities are to:

Educate: Offer guidance and education about proper nutrition and eating habits.

Formulate: Create a detailed, goal-oriented plan—tailored to you—to help you tackle your nutritional goals.

Assist: Coach and help guide you along your journey & experience the benefits of a healthy body, mind, and soul.




A few more fun facts about me

  • I studied at the University of Washington in Seattle and earned a Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences while completing the ASCEND-accredited Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) program.
  • During my studies I completed more than 1,200 hours of practice rotations in clinical and community settings as well as food service settings.
  • I’m an active member of numerous organizations and associations such as the American Nutrition Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Council of Science and Health.
  • I’m a certified personal trainer and was in the biz of fitness training for 10 years.
  • I love to fish. From hot and humid summertime fishing (and swatting at mosquitoes!) to teeth-rattling winter ice fishing—I’m a total die-hard fan. Record: I caught a 50-inch muskellunge (musky) on Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota. Ya, you-betcha I was excited!
  • For all of you Twinkie-loving people in the world (myself included), I’m a firm believer that there’s no such thing as bad food, only bad portions.

See how proper nutrition can transform your life.

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