For inquiries, please contact:
Melissa Halas, MA, RD, CDE
SuperKids Nutrition services are available locally, nationally and around the world. Currently, we work with more than 200 registered dietitians and nutrition scientists to provide nutrition education and a variety of services through multi-channel platforms both on and offline. We develop nutrition content and curriculum to various organizations and partner with five thousand school websites in 45 states offering fun activities, articles, and Super Crew curriculum.
We work with non-profit and for-profit organizations and food companies that we believe in. We are compensated for our expertise and opinions, and this supports our organizational goals of creating healthier kids, families, and communities. Although this site receives compensation for content and advertising, we will not sway our opinion or beliefs to fit a product. We choose products that we believe can fit into a healthy and balanced diet.
SuperKids Nutrition Inc Registered Dietitians Include: Community Registered dietitians, Chefs, Food Safety Experts, Researchers, Global Food Specialists, School Nutritionists, Professors, Psychologists, Fitness Experts and Clinical, Food Service, Pediatric, Weight Management, Research, Functional Food, and Wellness Media.
Good nutrition starts with kids, but it takes healthy parents to raise a healthy child. Therefore, our services include both child and adult nutrition seminars, with the goal of ensuring the health of not only our kids but also our families and communities.
Partnering to Increase Your Reach
Menu Development and Meal Planning
Teacher/Professional Development Workshops
School Children Workshops
Community and/or Corporate Wellness Workshops – Webinars
Adult Nutrition Workshops / Community Outreach
Healthcare Professionals Workshops
SuperKids Nutrition frequently speaks to consumers, businesses, health professionals, community groups, and schools. Whether speaking to a group of 10 or 1000, the passion and energy of our speakers engage the audience and provide actionable, real-life information. Contact us with your topic needs or request a topic from our frequently-given program list below.
Our interactive and hands-on workshops are designed to introduce and reinforce healthy eating. Melissa Halas, SuperKids Nutrition Founder, uses her gift of translating science into simple terms and educates her audience by bringing them into the conversation. SuperKids Nutrition’s dietitians share this passion and talent, helping to get their audiences quickly on their way to better health and eating habits.
Improving Your School’s Food Environment: (Offered nationally)
Your school may offer healthy foods, have a solid health education curriculum, and provide an excellent wellness policy. But if your school’s faculty is hesitant to change their in-school health habits, your policies will be difficult to implement. Your school is certainly not alone, and there are solutions! We offer a specialized workshop, tailored for schools that need that “extra push.” We focus on providing teachers with nutrition knowledge and confidence in their own eating and exercise habits so that they can act as role models for their students. Such support helps to garner better acceptance and participation among teachers. Our workshops, which can include administrators, teachers and optionally students, aim to unite all individuals in the school environment behind the goal of building a healthier school environment. Everybody wins!
Preschool/ Daycare Make-over: (Offered Los Angeles/New York City) Eating Healthy & Making Good Nutrition Fun (New York City, Los Angeles): Did you know that most kids’ food habits for life are formed by age 6? What is your childcare serving its students? Are cheese doodles and 10 a.m. cookies offered as snacks or rewards for class participation? Does your school need a healthier snack rotation, guidance or education on how foods affect your child’s learning or ideas on how to instill positive eating habits for life? Learning about what foods are good for the body-right down to the genetic level– is an integral part of education. Find out how offering healthy foods doesn’t need to compromise your budget, and can improve the overall health and well-being of your young students.
SCHOOL CHILDREN WORKSHOPS (Ages pre-k to 5th grade) The Super Crew® Eats the Colors of the Rainbow(Available in Los Angeles and New York City, including surrounding areas): This interactive class teaches children about healthy eating through the Super Crew® group of superhero kids who get powers from eating healthy colorful foods. This workshop engages children in a fun, relatable way. Adjustable curriculum – Pre-K to Grade 5.
Eat the Right Foods! Ages 6-12 years old (adjusted for age level): (Available in Los Angeles and New York City, including surrounding areas). An interactive approach to choosing a wide variety of colorful foods with the Super Crew color tracker and hands-on activities, being a food label detective and deciphering the food fact codes, participating in the heart healthy highway, and evaluating the sugar in your diet with another cool kid friendly activity. Get your students excited about eating healthy and feeling great!
Eating Healthy Rocks! For Families and Educators: (Available in Los Angeles and New York cities, including surrounding areas. Offered Nationally as a Webinar)
We will show you how to get kids excited about healthy eating. After participating in this workshop, you will understand which foods maximize growth and development and minimize children’s genetic risk factors. Learn how to teach healthful eating to children and give unhealthy foods some healthy competition. Find out how parental eating habits influence a child’s eating habits in the long run, and the steps one can take to raise a healthy family.
Eating Lessons and Super Foods for Infants & Young Children: For Families and Educators (Available in Los Angeles and New York cities, including surrounding areas. Offered Nationally as Webinar)
Learn how early feeding experiences shape lifelong food preferences and eating behaviors. Discover how specific foods can provide amazing health benefits. For instance, lemons provide anticancer fighting properties and cabbage may help fight off viruses. Discover family mealtime dos and don’ts that promote healthy eating and recognize the importance of introducing a variety of health-enhancing foods for optimal growth and development.
Baby’s First Foods: For Families and Educators. (Available in Los Angeles and New York cities)
This fun and interactive workshop helps moms, dads, and caretakers make the right first steps for introducing solid foods with ease and creativity! Learn how to recognize the signs your baby is ready to eat learn food safety tips and mealtime solutions.
Feeding your Toddler and Preschool Child: For Families and Educators (Available in Los Angeles and New York cities)
Children’s eating habits develop early. As your child gains independence, creating a fun and healthy approach to snack and mealtime will save you time, and energy-and avoid food struggles. Learn how your food choices impact your children’s choices and learn quick and easy solutions to mealtime dilemmas.
Pregnancy Nutrition – Giving Your Baby the Best Growing Environment:
Did you know during pregnancy your diet can help shape your baby’s taste preferences, brain development and health later in life? Learn simple steps you can take to de-stress from all the questions about what to eat. Find out which fish are safe, which cheese you can eat or how much caffeine is safe? Find out how to plan now for healthy and realistic post-pregnancy eating. Let SuperKids Nutrition take the guesswork out of your diet and help you create the best growing environment for your baby to be.
Webinars (Offered Nationally):
Does your organization need a wellness, nutrition or health webinar to keep your employees in good health, and decrease work-related absenteeism? Would your company benefit from providing a continuing education presentation on functional foods or other nutrition-related topics? Melissa Halas, MA RD CDE and the expert team of dietitians at SuperKids Nutrition can help meet the needs of your audience.
Food for Thought – Diabetes Prevention and Weight Management Strategies:
Learn how to eat with awareness, how to increase your longevity, and discover lifestyle changes that can help counter genetic risks for common chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
Functional Foods – Super Food for You!:
Did you know that there are life-saving ingredients collecting dust in your spice rack or being passed over at the grocery store? Learn how to spice up your life and your diet while lowering your risk of diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions. Get a taste of spices like turmeric and cardamom, eat more foods to prevent breast cancer and prostate cancer, lower your cholesterol, and improve your memory! You will be motivated to add such disease-fighting foods to your diet with just a few simple steps.
On-Line Education: (Offered Nationally)
Are you an educator, parent, teacher or professional hoping to increase your nutrition knowledge? SuperKids Nutrition Founder, Melissa Halas, MA, RD, CDE teaches on-line nutrition courses at several Universities and Colleges. Empower your health, the health of your students and the health of your community. Registered Dietitians, earn 30 CPEs per course for CDR. Learn more about courses for Optimal Health by visiting www.nutritioned.net.
Taking Center Stage as Dietitians: Career Success Stories to Help You Open up Doors for New Career Opportunities, Level 2 CPE:
Gone are the days when dietitians were faced with only a few career options. With nutrition remaining a hot topic in the current environment, today’s dietitians have seemingly endless opportunities to build their dream careers. Learn how to open up doors for new career opportunities or to build your business by hearing the stories and paths taken by a successful, diverse group of dietitians. This session will inspire you to take your career to the next level and provide you with tools to help you achieve your career goals.
Nutraceuticals, Phytonutrients and Super Foods, Level 2 CPE:
A detailed update on the latest and greatest research on “super foods.” Learn how blueberry extracts are healing cancerous lesions understand the many benefits of phytonutrients like acai’s polyphenols, and learn to field client questions on such widely publicized nutrients with ease. Expand your knowledge base and gain confidence in your knowledge on current food science.
Testimonials for Speaking Engagements
“Thank you, Melissa from Superkids Nutrition for coming to Hamilton Elementary during Red Ribbon week. What a super-charged assembly! You kept the kids engaged and having fun all the while getting them to think about the daily food choices they should make. Way to energize our kids!”
-Maria Karp, Hamilton Elementary PTA Assembly Chair.
“Melissa is a great speaker! She’s very knowledgeable about all types of foods from fruits and vegetables to packaged foods. She has a great understanding of the nutritional challenges today’s families face and she provides realistic solutions and recipes.”
-Judy Harding Rivera, Preschool Mother
“Melissa has the gift of knowing what her audience needs to hear. Whether speaking to a senior audience on healthy eating tips or leading the weekly Weight-Fit class for the hospital employees, she offered fresh ideas, the latest well-researched dietary information, a wonderful sense of humor and a “you CAN do this” positive attitude. She was our cheerleader, coach and mentor all in one.”
– Patty Watson-Wood, RN, BSN
“We truly enjoyed having Melissa Halas as a presenter for our member webinar. Due to her excitement and energy in preparing for and giving the presentation, we had a much larger turnout!”
— Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG
“Over the years I have read countless books and attended numerous group meeting and lectures on weight loss and healthy eating. Your lectures finally turned on the light for me, and now it all makes sense. I have successfully changed my habits, lowered my blood sugar levels and dropped the unwanted pounds without medication. I attribute the lion’s share of my success to the clarity and enthusiasm you brought to the Healthy Lifestyles lectures.”
– Lisa Reese, Pasadena California
“Melissa is a dietitian- entrepreneur with creativity and energy that infect all who come into her presence. Her passion for evidence-based nutrition and medical science is reflected in her research, writing, seminars, and lectures and in her personal life. Her lectures are riveting, her power-point presentations visually stimulating, organized and creative. Her ability to keep an audience’s attention is amazing. Best of all people’s lives are changed by not only her knowledge but her ability to motivate and make lifestyle possibilities a reality!”
– Joanne Lamberty, RD, CDE
“Your knowledge of the matter and the style of your presentations are qualities that make you a very dynamic speaker. You present practical information that can be easily applied in day-to-day clinical practice. Your energy and enthusiasm motivates us as dietitians to perform at a higher level.”
– Leah Kurihara, RD
“I attended numerous presentations that Melissa gave, and each one was dynamic! She possesses a world of knowledge! Melissa teaches with such an enthusiastic conviction that her instruction remains with me on my lonely walks through the grocery aisles. I can envision her speaking as though she was by my side, helping me make the best selection of foods that will impress my family!”
– Marcela Garcia, Librarian
“I really loved your presentation at the Tavis Smiley Health Fair. We learned so much about nutrition. The children had a lot of fun answering your questions. Thank you for the wonderful presentation!”
– Victoria Lee, Los Angeles
“I came into Melissa’s class knowing how to “diet” but what I was looking for was how to maintain a lifestyle. Melissa’s class taught me the importance of all the food groups. Balance and moderation are the keys. Chocolate, cheese and bread can be part of a healthy diet.”
– Margo Boss, Physical Therapist
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