Melissa A. Mathes, the owner of Total Nutrition Counseling (TNC), is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with a Certified Speciality in Sports Dietetics/Nutrition (CSSD) and a Masters in Public Health. As an expert in the field of nutrition, Melissa adheres to science based evidence to back her nutritional counseling recommendations. With 20+ years of experience, her approach is about working with her patients as a team. Science is the foundation, but she believes everyone’s body is individual, and no one knows it better than yourself.
Melissa's philosophy is utilizing “whole foods for therapy first”, and fueling your body for therapeutic health benefits and sport. Melissa’s sports nutrition motto is “Train Hard, Eat Healthy, Improve Performance and Feel Good!”
Melissa is active in the community and speaks to various local athletic groups on sports nutrition (local high school athletic teams, and Saddleback College, WeRock, TriLaVie, various Triathalon and Running Groups). Additionally she sponsors several athletic events through Road Runner Sports, Coveathalon summer series, Renegade Racing events in the past). She has published and co- authored a chapter in an online professional resource called Sports Nutrition Manual, an online resource for dietitians. Melissa is also on the boards for the Noble Path Foundation and Athletic Grass Roots.
She loves spending time with her family and two dogs, and enjoys trail running (regardless of several chronic knee injuries), SUP, kettle bells, yoga, mountain biking, cycling, and traveling!