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Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE

Melissa Joy Dobbins

Areas of Expertise:

  • Diabetes
  • Eating on a Budget
  • Food Safety
  • Healthful Shopping
  • Obesity and Weight Management

Dobbins is a food and nutrition expert with more than 20 years of experience and the owner of Sound Bites Inc., where she promotes "sound science, smart nutrition and good food." Dobbins is a media and communications coach to registered dietitian nutritionists and other professionals. Her background includes clinical nutrition and outpatient counseling, as well as corporate wellness, public speaking, nutrition research, teaching at the collegiate level and launching a consumer nutrition education program for Chicago's leading supermarket chain. A certified diabetes educator, Dobbins holds certificates in both adult weight management and child and adolescent weight management. She was named the Outstanding Diabetes Educator of the Year in 2011 by the Chicago chapter of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and was also named the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year in 2004 by the Illinois Dietetic Association. Dobbins has been published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and The ADA Manual of Clinical Dietetics. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and earned a master's degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia.


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