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Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND, DipACLM

Current Position: Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago, IL

Dr. Melissa Bernstein is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Diplomat of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She received her doctoral degree from the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston, MA. In her position as Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (North Chicago, Illinois), she is innovative in creating and teaching engaging and challenging online nutrition courses. Her interests include nutrition for a healthy lifestyle, physical activity and holistic wellness. Dr. Bernstein is the coauthor of the Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Food and Nutrition for Older Adults: Promoting Health and Wellness. In addition to co-authoring Nutrition, Discovering Nutrition, Nutrition Across Life Stages, Nutrition for the Older Adult, and Nutrition Assessment, Clinical and Research Applications, she has contributed, authored, and reviewed textbook chapters and peer-reviewed journal publications and participates on numerous advisory and review boards.