Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing. Our Registered Dietitian supports students in residence at UBC Vancouver by providing resources, guidance and support for a variety of food and nutrition concerns.
Melissa Baker, MHSc, RD
Manager, Nutrition and Wellbeing
Melissa Baker completed her dietetics degree at UBC and then went on to do a Masters of Health Science at Ryerson University in Toronto. She is also an AllerTrain Certified Master Trainer, and works hard to support students at UBC with allergies.
Melissa is passionate about ensuring the university residence environment supports a healthy lifestyle and helps young adults create healthy habits for life. She strongly believes in promoting food choices that are nourishing, sustainable, and delicious! She is also a big advocate for taking time to share meals with friends and family, and believes that basic cooking skills are a key ingredient in a healthful diet.
Melissa has worked in many different practice areas including clinical, retail, industry, media, and consulting. She also sat on the Board of Directors for Dietitians of Canada for 3 years. She loves being a part of the exciting food and nutrition world at UBC – be sure to connect with her!
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