Discover the Healing Power of Food
Melissa Mouton, MS, RDN, LD - Integrative and Functional Nutritionist
In addition to her private practice in the Austin-Texas area, Melissa is the director for the Texas WIC Dietetic Internship within the Texas Department of State Health Services. She has experience teaching as an Adjunct instructor for Kaplan University and Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute, as well as experience as a Research Dietitian at The University of Texas at Austin. Melissa is a Certified PCRM Food For Life Cooking Class Instructor and provides online nutrition counseling services as a licensed provider for Real Living Nutrition Services®.
Melissa is passionate about guiding others to develop optimal wellness. She believes in providing a comforting, non-judgmental environment for a client to learn and make positive changes. Melissa considers the whole person - mind-body-spirit - when working with clients. Medications, underlying illness and nutrient deficiencies may make achieving optimal wellness difficult. Melissa completes a full nutrition and health assessment using a whole person approach to help uncover any potential health issues and then develops an appropriate nutrition care plan tailored to the needs of the individual. When indicated, she refers to other health care providers.
Integrative & Functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Melissa is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist focusing on a whole-foods plant-based diet using integrative and functional medicine principals to help individuals achieve optimal wellness.
She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Master of Science degree in Nutrition, with a focus on integrative and functional nutrition, at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington.
After completing her degree at Bastyr she then went on to complete a dietetic internship, approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, at the University of Washington. Clinical training sites included University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance among others.
Before returning to her native Texas home, Melissa worked at the University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, both in Seattle Washington, where she gained extensive experience working with cancer patients, especially breast and prostate cancer, and leukemia. Melissa has been in private practice since January 2006 focusing primarily on Cancer prevention, Cancer treatment support, and Cancer survivor nutrition. Melissa also works with clients to help prevent and reverse Heart disease and Diabetes using a plant-based diet and provides customized nutrition advice based on nutrigenomics and integrative and functional nutrition.