Meet the Dietitian.
Melissa Karch is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Licensed Dietitian (LD) with over 20 years of experience providing nutritional care to patients in Colorado and Wyoming. She specializes in Food Allergies and Sensitivities and the role they play in the body’s inflammatory response. She is passionate about helping people with chronic diseases improve their health through diet changes.
Melissa holds a specialty certification as a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) and uses an integrative and functional approach to help patients get to the root cause of their symptoms and recognize possible food sensitivities. She has experience with a wide variety of patient populations, helping her to understand the power of nutrition to treat many different diseases and conditions. She has worked at large teaching hospitals providing nutrition support for Intensive Care and Bone Marrow Transplant patients as well as small community hospitals and rehabilitation centers providing counseling for weight loss and diabetes to name a few.
Melissa received her education at a private college in Duluth, Minnesota and moved on to complete her internship at the world-renowned John’s Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Melissa is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group.
Her private nutrition practice was opened in Longmont, Colorado in 2011 where she provides individualized nutrition counseling in both her office and virtually via phone or video conferencing to patients in Colorado and Wyoming. She lives in Longmont with her husband and two young sons. Melissa enjoys being outside to take in the beautiful Colorado scenery…. trail running, snowboarding, and stand up paddling! Travel is a passion, and she is always planning her next trip! You will frequently find her in her kitchen, incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into as many new recipes as possible. Melissa knows that “food is medicine” and she tries to use it to promote a healthy lifestyle for herself, her family, AND her patients!