About Thrive

Thrive is nutrition coaching for wellness and performance.

Registered Dietitians translate scientific research into real life practices to help you establish lifelong healthy eating habits.

Whether you want to reach a healthier weight, improve your eating habits, increase your athletic edge or reduce your risk of chronic illness, a Registered Dietitian can be your Nutrition Coach: educating, empowering and encouraging you on your journey to better eating!

What is the difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist? Dietitians have specialized training in food, nutrition and health and are governed by a provincial regulatory body, while anyone may call themselves a Nutritionist.


About Melinda

As an active and busy mom in a household with 5 kids, I understand firsthand the challenges that come with balancing work, family, school, extracurricular activities, and exercise. I know the difference that healthy eating can make to not just surviving, but conquering each day. My passion is teaching people how to use whole, nutritious foods to help them live, learn, work, and play better.

I completed my undergraduate degree in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph. and my dietetic internship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. I am a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario and Dietitians of Canada, and I continue to pursue nutrition expertise through reading, conferences, and workshops, and I hold certification in sports nutrition.

Since 2006, l have worked as a Clinical Dietitian in a hospital where my experience has spanned all stages of life, including: prenatal nutrition, NICU, paediatrics, adults and geriatric nutrition. l have managed pre- and post-surgical nutrition, tube feeds and TPN, and have experience in the areas of mental health, eating disorders, obstetrics, paediatrics, diabetes, oncology, cardiology and respirology.

I love to stay active by running, CrossFitting and skiing. As a CanFitPro Personal Training Specialist and CrossFit coach, I understand the importance of food as fuel to optimize fitness, performance, and health.

Get in touch to find out how my nutrition coaching services can help you or for a customized nutrition program tailored to your particular health needs.