Melissa works with Food Consulting Company clients to ensure FDA compliance for nutrition facts and ingredient statements. She provides nutrition analysis, develops label components and reviews clients' existing labels to ensure compliance with U.S. food label regulations. Melissa also develops ingredient lists and Nutrition Facts using Genesis R&D software and works to substantiate product and nutrition claims. In addition to her day-to-day client responsibilities, Melissa also moderates the Food Label Community on LinkedIn and presented at the 2016 Federal Food Regulatory Conference.
Melissa's previous experience includes regulatory and nutrition support for Target, public health work through Minnesota's Statewide Health Improvement Program and WIC, and clinical nutrition work with the Bois Forte Indian Reservation.
Melissa is a Registered Dietitian and earned a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Food and Nutrition from The College of St. Scholastica. She then studied at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she earned a master’s degree in Nutrition.