Master Degree in Public Health, Loma Linda University, CA
Bachelors of science in Nutritional Science, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA
Certificate in Specialization of Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
Certificate in Obesity and weight management level I & II.
Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN)
Orange County District Dietetic Association
California Dietetic Association.
Melissa A. Mathes is an expert in sports nutrition counseling and medical nutrition therapy. She has counseled athletes and patients with medical nutrition therapy needs for the last 15 years.
Her accomplishments include; published articles in the local OC Parents magazine, and a monthly nutrition article for Laguna Orthopedic Rehabilitation clinic, a local cycling and triathlon club as well as WeROCK (running group for adolescents) and GoForward Racing a local race series in South Orange County.
She authored a weight management section for athletes in her professional association’s peer online resource called, Sports Nutrition Care Manual for registered dietitian professionals (RD’s), through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She presents sports nutrition information to many different athletic groups and teams in the South Orange county area.
Her CSSD certification is highly regarded by the United States Olympic Committee and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. She holds a level II certificate in Obesity and Weight Management and specializes 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).
When she is not working, she can be found spending time with her husband, three children and adorable dog. Her favorite athletic hobbies are mountain biking.