Melissa Halas-Liang

"saving the world one healthy food at at time(TM)"
Los Angeles - 91107, United States

Member since: Aug 16, 2008

Last active on: Feb 07, 2011 at 09:27 AM (EST)

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About Melissa Halas-Liang

Melissa Halas-Liang, MA, RD, CDE is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and holds a Masters degree in Nutrition Education. Melissa has the Certificate of Training for Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management. She has 15 years of diverse experience in nutrition management, counseling, teaching, media and writing and currently serves as Co-President of the Los Angeles District of the California Dietetic Association (CDA) and Spokesperson for CDA. For the past eight years, Melissa has provided on-line education at universities to health professionals and the general public. Through her consulting and www.superkidsnutrition.com she shares her passion of creating a healthier “next generation” by working with other nutrition experts in the field to “save the world, one healthy food a time™.” Her books Super Baby Abigail’s Lunch Time Adventure and Havoc at the Hillside Market and website motivate families and children to develop healthy eating habits so they can achieve their full potential by living a healthy, fun-filled life.

Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

Group Teaching

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
Nutrition and Health (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Functional Foods, Healthy Eating Kids
Nutrition (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Phytonutrients
Nutrition and Weight Management (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Nutrition
Nutrition On-line courses (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
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Teaching Experience

Instructor

San Diego State University, United States

Sep 2001 - Present

Nutrition, Nutrition Analysis and Management, Functional Foods, Public Nutrition and Wellness Education, Weight Management

Professional Experience
Instructor, Editor in Chief
Teaching SDSU (2001), SuperKids Nutrition Inc., California, United States
Sep 2001 - Present

With 15 years of diverse experience in the field of nutrition including, diabetes, wellness, critical care, clinical management and clinical trials, Melissa provides a unique approach to health and wellness across the entire lifespan. She has enjoyed teaching nutrition for over 5 years, and currently teaches functional foods and public nutrition on-line at several universities. Most recently she is promoting good nutrition habits early with the launch of her website www.superkidsnutrition.

Education

MA in Nutrition Education

Immaculata University, Pennsylvania, United States

May 1994 - May 1996


Registered Dietitian, Graduate Internship

Professional Exams & Certifications

Certificate of training for Childhood and Adolescent and Weight Management

American Dietetic Association, United States

Year Of Passing: 2004


Certificate of training for Childhood and Adolescent and Weight Management

Registered Dietitian('96),Certified Nutrition Support Specialist('99),Certified Diabetes Educator

California, United States

Year Of Passing: 2003

Associations & Membership
American Dietetic Association
California, United States
Sep 1993 - Present

Member of ADA, Society for Nutrition Education, Dietetic Practice Groups: Diabetes Care and Education, Women'sHealth, Nutrition Education for the Public, Pediatric Practice Group, Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, Weight Management, Nutrition Entrepreneurs,Dietitians in Business and Communications, Food and Culinary Professionals

Los Angeles Dietetic Association Co-President Elect
California, United States
Jun 2008 - Present
Publications and Research
Effectiveness of Inpatient Cardiac Counseling
Melissa Halas-Liang

2002 California Dietetic Association’s Poster Session: Author of abstract on the Effectiveness of Inpatient Cardiac counseling at Sharp Health Care

Nursing Fundamentals Caring and Clinical Decision Making
Melissa Halas-Liang

Nutrition Chapter: Physiology involved in the process of nutrition (digestion, absorption and metabolism). Client assessment, diagnostic and laboratory data. Nursing interventions that promote optimum nutritonal status. Nutrition Outcomes.

Super Baby Abigail's Lunchtime Adventure
Melissa Halas-Liang

Oct 2008: Super Baby Abigail and her group of friends, the Super Crew(TM) are hungry for lunch and want the freshest and tastiest ingredients. The Super Crew sneaks in the kitchen and conjure up a magnificent meal from their fruit-and-growing-veggie-machine. The baby-sitter unknowingly listens to music and reads the latest teen magazine thinking Abigail is quietly sleeping. Fun and a quite a bit of mess ensues as they build their tower of a sandwich. Their take on cleaning-up will be a fun trip for anyone’s imagination. As the Super Crew departs, you’ll be hungry for both a healthy meal and another adventure.

Melissa's Public Activities on WizIQ

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