My name is Melissa A. Mathes, MPH, RDN, CSSD. I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics/Nutrition.
I have been practicing medical nutrition therapy and sports nutrition for over 20 years.
My accomplishments include; published articles in the local OC Parents magazine, and provide a monthly sports nutrition and nutrition articles for Team Velosport/RideBiker Alliance Club (900+ members) from Rock and Road Cyclery, Laguna Orthopedic Rehabilitation clinic, a local triathlon club called Trilavie as well as WeROCK (running group for adolescents).
Benefit from Melissa’s one hour nutrition counseling sessions spread out into three consecutive weeks to meet your health and nutrition goals. These sessions are comprised of a three day food record analysis, of your current diet, medical, and diet history, and an evaluation of your medications and nutrient reactions, supplement, vitamins, and herbs will be assessed. Gathering of anthropometric data (weight, blood pressure, body composition, waist circumference, etc.), nutrition and health goals. Meal plan and food quality education, provided at all counseling sessions with recommendations.
The CSSD certification I hold is highly regarded by the United States Olympic Committee and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Additionally, I have a level II certificate in Obesity and Weight Management. I specialize in sports nutrition for all ages and sport, in conjunction with medical nutrition therapy counseling, including; weight loss, weight gain, pediatrics-geriatrics (stage of life nutrition), food preferences (vegan, gluten free, etc.) and diseases like: cardiovascular, diabetes, gastrointestinal (e.g., Crohn’s disease, Colitis, Celiac), renal, liver, neurological disorders (e.g., multiple scoliosis, Parkinson’s), immunological conditions, (e.g., Lupus, HIV/AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis).
Initiate your personal nutrition, weight, and medical-oriented goals at your therapy session. Total Nutrition Counseling focuses on receiving nutrients from whole foods with little reliance on supplements. Recommendations will be provided, and progress nutrition letters will be sent to your doctor if necessary.