Melissa Connor



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Patient Populations:

LGBTQIA+, Men, Older adults, Patients with ADHD/ADD, Women

About Melissa

Melissa has worked in the food and nutrition field for over 16yrs. In that time she has worked with many different populations. She is known for being a safe space for her patients, allowing them to let go of any food shame and begin to own their own goals for their health. In 2015 she returned to school for a Master’s degree in communication with the goal to create nutrition content to bring clarity and food peace to the masses. She is also a food, health, and nutrition writer. 

Get To Know Melissa

Favorite cultural dish or comfort food: Bahamian style peas and rice

Go-to morning beverage: Coffee with cinnamon vanilla cream

Favorite thing to purchase at the farmer’s market or grocery store: Apple butter at a farmer’s market

Sleep ritual I never forget: Water at my bedside

Favorite recipe: Sausage, potato and spinach soup

What I listen to for inspiration: Worship music

Favorite book/TV show/movie: Their Eyes were Watching God; The Nanny; Fools Rush In

Grocery shopping tip: Don’t go hungry!

A habit you swear by: Always having water with me, usually in cute cups.

What’s your nutrition superpower? Relatability

How has your cultural culinary heritage shaped your approach to nutrition, and do you incorporate any traditional practices into your counseling? I grew up with Carribean influences…heavy on homemade whole and fresh foods. I do encourage my patients to go back to basics and if they don’t have basics to go back to, we find them some.

Nutrition philosophy in a nutshell: Life is hard, nutrition should fuel and comfort you, not make it harder.

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Master of Communications, Georgia State University

Dietetic Internship:
Georgia State University

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Florida Licensed Dietitian

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