Dr. Melissa Bernstein is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Diplomat of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She received her doctoral degree from the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston, MA. In her position as Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (North Chicago, Illinois), she is innovative in creating and teaching engaging and challenging online nutrition courses. Her interests include nutrition for a healthy lifestyle, physical activity and holistic wellness. Dr. Bernstein is the coauthor of the Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Food and Nutrition for Older Adults: Promoting Health and Wellness. In addition to co-authoring Nutrition, Discovering Nutrition, Nutrition Across Life Stages, Nutrition for the Older Adult, and Nutrition Assessment, Clinical and Research Applications, she has contributed, authored, and reviewed textbook chapters and peer-reviewed journal publications and participates on numerous advisory and review boards. Dr. Munoz holds a doctorate in clinical nutrition from Rutgers State University of New Jersey, a master's degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition from Marymount College in New York.She is a registered dietitian, a member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and past president of the New Jersey Dietetic Association.She has authored and served as an expert reviewer for manuscripts for numerous professional publicationsand is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition Evidence Analysis Library.Currently, she is a lecturer for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition Department and the Assistant Chief, Food and Nutrition Services, for the Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System.