The Academy of Eating Disorders
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Association for Size Diversity and Health
International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians
International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals, Nashville Ch. Board Member
Nashville Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics, President 2019-2020
Melissa Giovanni MS, RDN, LDN, CEDS
Owner, Licensed Registered Dietitian
iaedp Certified Eating Disorders Specialist
Eating Disorder Treatment
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Addiction related disordered eating
Chronic dieting related disordered eating
Treatment methods/Practice Philosophies
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) informed
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) informed
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) informed
Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) informed
Modified Family-Based Therapy (FBT)
Health at Every Size
However, at some point we have all been told the opposite. Melissa became a dietitian nutritionist to change the way we think about food, help people identify healthy wellness goals, and achieve a balanced lifestyle. She is passionate about helping people find the joy in eating again and make peace with food and their body.
Melissa began her journey by earning a Master’s degree in dietetics from Eastern Michigan University. During her education she had experience working in a hospital, long-term care facility, school system, WIC, residential treatment facility, and private practice. Through this diverse experience, she discovered that her passion is one on one nutrition counseling with a specialty in eating disorder treatment. Melissa has provided nutrition services in a residential treatment facility, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient facility, and outpatient private practice.
When she is not helping individuals with nutrition she shares her love for movement as a group fitness instructor. She also loves traveling with her husband and daughter, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her daughter and dog, Jops! Melissa also enjoys trying new restaurants, going to the movies, and hiking!