Grateful Meal Nutrition
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Melissa is very knowledgeable and professional. I’m extremely pleased to be working with her to help me manage my health concerns.Jul 17, 2020VerifiedGrateful Meal Nutrition's reply
Thank you for your kind words! Your feedback is much appreciated!
Melissa is wonderful, personable, and really knows her stuff! I can't convey how much she helped when I was first diagnosed with DM. I was afraid as I did not know what to expect, Melissa was very supportive. I did well under her guidance; she became my biggest cheerleader! I will forever remain grateful.Oct 30, 2019Grateful Meal Nutrition's reply
I'm so happy you had a great experience! Thank you for your kind words!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I accept some insurance plans. I offer a variety of options for self-pay clients. I also accept HSA/FSA cards in addition to all major credit cards and Venmo/PayPal. Additionally, if I am out-of-network with your insurance company, I can provide you with a "superbill" (medical receipt) that you can use to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I always offer a free 15-minute introduction call, so that I can better understand why you are seeking nutrition coaching. Once I understand what your needs are, we'll discuss options and how I can help you. At the first full initial consultation (60 minutes), we'll do a deep dive into your goals, your history, routines, likes/dislikes, and anything else that might be relevant to your health goals. We'll begin to develop goals based on this consultation. You'll receive a recap and any applicable handouts or resources discussed via email after the visit. Follow-ups will be provided to support you, hold you accountable, and help further tailor your goals.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University in Food Science with a concentration in Human Nutrition. After college, I went on to do my dietetic internship/residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, and completed my exams for credentialing in 2013. I spent nearly a year at his large, academic teaching hospital learning the intricacies of nutrition therapy for adults and pediatrics in all areas of the hospital from feeding tubes in the ICU to nutrition counseling in outpatient clinics. I've always gravitated to nutrition counseling and coaching with most of my interest in digestive issues, prediabetes, diabetes, kidney issues, family nutrition, and overall health and wellness. I enjoy working with clients on behavior-based changes that make a lasting impact rather than fad dieting. Many of my continuing education credits have been spent in counseling and behavioral nutrition therapy.