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.
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.