Melissa Gallanter - RDN
Melissa is a Registered Dietitian who works to help clients find balance in their diets and achieve their health goals while maintaining (or building) a positive relationship with food. Before moving back home to the NYC-area and joining the Nutrition Energy team, Melissa worked and lived in both Boston and New Orleans. She has extensive experience counseling individuals for long-term and sustainable weight loss, which she fine-tuned while previously working as a Health Coach for the Woman's Day Magazine "Live Longer and Stronger" Challenge, helping women make lifestyle changes rather than follow a diet in order to lower their risk of cardiovascular disease.
In addition to working at Nutrition Energy, Melissa serves as both a spin instructor and Dietitian, teaching cyclists and fitness enthusiasts at an indoor cycling studio. There, she works with each individual to help them achieve their health and fitness goals both on and off the bike. Her specialties include counseling for hypertension, diabetes prevention and management, weight loss, and general healthy eating.
Melissa uses her background in public health nutrition to help break down the many barriers that often make reaching health goals much more challenging than they need to be. She works with her clients to find individualized solutions that work for their needs, environment, and budget and lifestyle.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
- Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science, Minor in Public Health, Boston University
- Dietetic Internship, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
- Certified Spinning Instructor
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, active member
SPORTS AND PERSONAL INTERESTS
Melissa can be found teaching indoor cycling classes, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, reading new books, going for walks while catching up with a friend, or spending time with family.
Food has the power to bring people together, to create joy, and to nourish our bodies and souls. Rather than creating false rules about what we should and should not eat, creating a healthy relationship with food is so important, and something Melissa loves to foster in her work with her clients. When we are able to let food work its power, nourish us, and bring us that joy, we can reach our goals and enjoy the process. To strengthen this relationship, Melissa seeks to work with clients to find balance and intention while working towards goals.