Melanie Klesse MS, RDN
Melanie Klesse is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. A former sales executive, Melanie went back to school after a decade of working in publishing and technology to follow her passion for nutrition. She works in tandem with her clients to create personalized, practical nutrition plans that are effective but sustainable. Her specialties include sports nutrition, digestive disease (IBS/IBD), eating disorders and disordered eating, diabetes prevention and management, weight loss, and general healthy eating.
Not someone who was athletic as a child or teen, Melanie ran her first mile outdoors when she was 22. Since then, she has completed 6 marathons (Chicago, Wineglass, Philadelphia x2, Twin Cities, Buffalo), 21 half-marathons, and two Olympic-distance triathlons. She is passionate about empowering her clients to see beyond the story they’ve told themselves about who they are and push towards their own personal finish lines.
Melanie completed her clinical training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
- Master’s of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University
- Registered Dietitian (RD)
- Bachelor’s in Journalism/Psychology from University of Miami
SPORTS AND PERSONAL INTERESTS
Out of the office, Melanie can frequently be found doing all the things you’d imagine a dietitian doing: running, spinning, and cooking with her husband, and pretending she’s into yoga. Melanie is a 5-time marathon finisher, and former spin instructor.
Melanie is passionate about providing practical, “real life” solutions for her clients. By listening carefully to her clients about not only the foods they’re eating, but also learning about all the other aspects of their lives, Melanie will work with her clients to create customized, tailored plans that will fit into their routine and also help them meet their goals. Melanie believes that nutrition is one component of self-care and works with her clients to help them rediscover how to trust themselves with food and reclaim the joy of eating.