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Calvin dining service's is committed to providing healthy, nutritious food. We model our menus on the Healthy Eating Food Pyramid, and emphasize lean proteins, fresh vegetables, beans and whole grains, and healthy fats.
In addition, Melissa Powell, a registered dietitian, is available Fridays in Heath Services to answer your questions and help you plan healthy diets. You can arrange individual diet counseling appointments with Melissa for things such as; heathly eating, food allergies, special diets, weight loss or gain, eating dissorders and sports nutrition.
Melissa is the newest addition to Creative Dining's dietitian personnel and brings a multitude of experience in counseling clients of all ages.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics with a Specialization in Health Promotion from Michigan State University and completed an accredited internship through the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. Since this time, Melissa has worked in clinical, community and health educaton settings. As a member of the Southwest Michigan District Dietetic Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she enjoys getting involved to further advance nutrition knowledge and remain up-to-date with the latest nutrition trends. Most recently Melissa completed a certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management.
In her role at Creative Dining Services she is responsible for student nutrition counseling, sanitation audits, long-term care coverage, recipe analysis and development and ServSafe instruction.
She resides in Southwest Michigan with her husband and daughter. In her spare time you may find Melissa out for a run, camping or baking something sweet.
Information on food allergies, precautions we take (such as nut-free areas), and general tips for safe eating at Calvin's dining halls.