Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Welcome to Garden Goddess Kitchen! My name is Melissa Odorisio and I am Registered Dietitian living in Tampa, Florida. My goal is to provide you with fresh, tasty recipes that will fit easily into your daily life. My cooking is based on whole, plant-based foods and a busy lifestyle. Eating healthy and incorporating more fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be as hard as some may think!

I was born and raised in Florida and became interested in nutrition when I was in high school. I grew up with a heavy influence from my grandmother, a Registered Nurse, and always knew I wanted to work in the field of health. I attended college at the University of Florida where I received a Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Human Nutrition with a Dietetics specialization. I completed my dietetics internship in the Tampa area and then worked for WIC, a nutrition program for low-income women and children. While working, I completed my Master of Science in Medical Science with a Health Science specialization from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. I later moved into clinical nutrition and currently work as a Clinical Dietitian specializing in nutrition support at a local hospital.

LDN: Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, State of Florida (2010)
RD: Registered Dietitian, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2010)
CNSC: Certified Nutrition Support Clinician - American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (2013)
MS: Master of Science in Medical Science - Health Science, University of South Florida College of Medicine (2012)
BS: Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Human Nutrition - Dietetics, University of Florida (2008)

Apart from the website, you can connect with me through email, Instagram, and Twitter. Happy cooking!

1 comment :

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