Melissa Halas-Liang

Reviewed by: HU Medical Review Board | Last reviewed: September 2013. | Last updated: December 2020

Rheumatoid Arthritis Community Advocate Melissa Halas Liang

Melissa is a nationally recognized nutrition educator, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and wellness expert. Advocating for balanced nutrition at all ages and living a healthy lifestyle, Melissa aims to “practice what she preaches” in her everyday life. She is the founder of and writes nutrition, recipe, fitness and gardening blogs at

Melissa believes that good nutrition plays an essential role in all aspects of health: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. With the goal of inspiring adults and kids to realize their full health potential, Melissa provides nutrition counseling and seminars, guides to healthy living, and appears in media nationwide. Education continues to be a priority for Melissa as she provides people with the knowledge to lead healthier lives and adopt more healthful behaviors via online nutrition courses.

Most recently, Melissa has partnered with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) to help families prevent nutrition-related cancer by making positive health behavior changes.

Melissa has over 15 years of diverse experience in the field including being a spokesperson for the California Dietetic Association, providing education and curriculum development, clinical/critical care, nutrition management, counseling, media and writing. Melissa holds an MA in Nutrition Education and is certified in "Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management” and “Wellness Coaching”. She recently served as an expert panelist regarding “Childhood Obesity” for

To find innovative, up-to-date tips and tools for living healthfully, visit her on Melissa’s Healthy Living facebook page and follow her on twitter, pinterest and instagram.

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