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Melissa Ohlson, MS, RD, LD

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Melissa Ohlson, MS, RD, LD

Melissa Ohlson is a registered dietitian and a certified personal trainer from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) living and working in Cleveland, Ohio. She is currently working as the Nutrition Projects Coordinator for the Department of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation at the Cleveland Clinic and writes nutrition articles for local and national publications, conducts "Ask the Dietitian" questions for The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center Web site, and lectures on nutrition and cardiovascular disease to colleagues, communities, the corporate sector and at the collegiate level. She also assists in the development of nutrition related research studies and coordinates a community-based "Cooking for Your Heart" culinary program.. Previously, Melissa provided coronary risk reduction programs, seminars, and nutrition counseling at various corporations throughout the Cleveland metropolitan area. Also an avid runner, Ms. Ohlson believes in the prevention power of a lifestyle that incorporates regular physical activity and a healthy diet rich in plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

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Grab-n-Go Snacks for Toddlers

Learn new quick, tasty, and healthy grab-n-go snacks for your toddler that you can prepare in minutes! Dozens of snacks marketed for toddlers are available at

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