Melissa Halas

”Parkinson's Melissa is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, wellness expert, and nationally recognized nutrition educator and speaker. She is the author of several books that promote plant-based eating for both children and adults, available at www.melissashealthyliving.com. As a private practice dietitian, Melissa advocates for balanced nutrition and a healthy lifestyle for all ages, one small change at a time. She aims to “practice what she preaches” in her everyday life, applying practical tips that encourage healthy habits. Melissa motivates individuals, families, and organizations to live their best lives through counseling, webinars, assemblies, workshop, and partnerships.

Melissa believes that good nutrition plays an essential role in all aspects of health: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. She has a personal connection to Parkinson’s, which sparked her passion for addressing pertinent issues such as constipation, muscle strength maintenance, and boosting antioxidants through meal planning.

Education continues to be a priority for Melissa as she provides people with the knowledge to lead healthier lives and adopt more positive behaviors via online nutrition courses. Melissa’s company, SuperKids Nutrition Inc, has partnered with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) to help families prevent lifestyle-related cancers by making impactful health behavior changes.

Melissa has 20+ years of diverse experience in the field, providing education and curriculum development for kids and adults, clinical trials and critical care, nutrition management, counseling, media, and writing.

To find innovative, up-to-date tips and tools for living healthfully, visit her on Melissa’s Healthy Living Facebook page and follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Click here to read all of Melissa's articles on ParkinsonsDisease.net.

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