Melissa Buczek Kelly, MS, RD, CDN
Registered Dietitian (RD) and State Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist (CDN), Melissa B. Kelly has spent over 15 years passionately pursuing a down-to-earth, realistic and simple approach to good nutrition. She specializes in weight management, eating disorders, mindful/intuitive eating, and medical nutrition therapy, through her work in counseling individuals, couples, families and groups.
In addition to her counseling work, Melissa has a long history of corporate consulting. Most recently, she was the Senior RD of an infant nutrition program, working with corporate clients, such as Gerber, Nestle Nutrition and Babies R Us. In the past, she has been a consultant for the New York & New Jersey offices of Plus One Health Management @ Goldman Sachs, managing their onsite nutrition program, and encouraging employees to live healthier lives while juggling an intense work life. Melissa is also a frequent worksite wellness speaker at corporations throughout North Jersey and Manhattan. Her clients include Mercedes Benz, Prudential, JP Morgan Chase, Marsh & McLennan, Bank of America, Freddie Mac, New York Times, and Morgan Stanley. She has extensive experience authoring and editing electronic and print media for preventive health and wellness topics and was the author of the WellPoint Healthy Lifestyles Weight Management Workbook and managing editor of the Women’s Health e-Newsletter.
Melissa holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition Education, with a focus in Mass Media and Communications, from Teachers College, Columbia University & a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island.
Active in both the New York State Dietetic Association (NYSDA) and the Greater New York Dietetic Association (GNYDA), she has served numerous positions on the Board of Directors and Coordinating Cabinet, including President. In 2006, Melissa was also honored as the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year for her work in wellness and her volunteerism through GNYDA & NYSDA
An outdoor seeker, yoga enthusiast, traveler, cookbook and food blog lover, Melissa is a big believer that all foods can fit into a healthy diet. A resident of Bergen County, she enjoys eating out at the various cuisines the area offers. But you'll often find her trying new recipes and making over her favorite comfort foods into healthier offerings at home with her husband (and she admits that he really is the better cook in their kitchen!) When working with her clients, she enjoys enhancing their lives with the confidence to embrace all foods, stay active and enjoy life. Melissa is also the proud mom of two daughters and a 8 year old rescue dog, named Otis.