Melinda Boyd – Nutrition Consultant & Registered Dietitian in Rapid City, South
Dakota (relocated from Thetford, UK)
Melinda Boyd Nutrition (In a Nutshell Nutrition) provides nutrition counseling services in both individual and family based settings. Packages are available for one-on-one sessions, couples, and family centered nutrition counseling within the areas of weight management, vegetarian nutrition, women’s health, and chronic diseases associated with obesity where weight loss is central to disease management. The latest in nutrition research is used to guide individually based approaches to achieving client goals. Although education is a component, the focus is on counseling. This allows the client to be an important part of the goal setting process and central to driving their own success. Education is a one sided approach, whereas counseling provides the client with more control over their journey to becoming healthier. One-off appointments are available for those not ready to commit to regular follow up or looking for nutrition education only.
Melinda Boyd Nutrition also provides services in recipe analysis for both small and large projects. Melinda has analyzed more than 4000 recipes! This includes personal recipe collection analysis, complete cookbook analysis, and restaurant recipe analysis. Using specialized software the analysis is conducted based on details provided involving ingredients and cooking processes.
Lastly, Melinda Boyd Nutrition can provide nutrition lectures for a variety of settings on nutrition topics to meet your needs. This includes workplace and academic settings. Some of the past venues where Melinda has presented nutrition talks include workplace lunch and learn series, community health fairs, school health classes, and senior centers. Topics can be selected based on audience needs and the material is always tailored to be at the appropriate level.
Melinda Boyd Bio
Melinda Boyd is a US trained Dietitian, credentialed in both the US and UK. Melinda spent her early years as a dietitian working in a large hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada as both an inpatient and outpatient dietitian. This provided her with experience in a wide range of specialities within dietetics. She has experience with renal nutrition, diabetes, trauma, cardiac, post-op, general medical-surgical, and rehabilitation/orthopaedics, weight loss, gastric bypass, maternal/infant and paediatrics. For 3 years she worked for the American community nutrition program known as Women, Infants, and Children before relocating to England in 2015. She has again relocated, this time to South Dakota, in the summer of 2018.
Melinda’s undergraduate training resulted in degrees in both biology and nutrition science. Graduate studies include a Master’s degree in Public Health and another Master’s in Human Relations. Melinda has recently graduated from Rutgers with a Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN). As part of her studies she completed a clinical nutrition residency with 6 weeks developing advanced practice skills in gastrointestinal disorders and another 4 weeks focused on endocrinology and women’s health, specifically PCOS. She has been published in academic journals.
Melinda is an adjunct undergraduate nutrition professor with three American universities. She teaches nutrition courses for nutrition science majors, nutrition as an an elective to non-science majors, and most recently began teaching in a Doctor of Health Professions Education program. She has been teaching online courses in higher education since 2008.
Her first book, Train Your Brain to Get Thin, was published at the end of 2012. She also works as a freelance recipe analyst for cookbooks.
Melinda has a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, Levels 1 & 2, through the Commission on Dietetics Registration. She is currently serving as the Country Representative Chair of the International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.