VESANTO MELINA, MS
Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian has taught nutrition at Seattle’s Bastyr University and at the University of British Columbia, and is a government consultant. She enjoys keeping up with the current science on plant-based nutrition, making sense of complex and controversial topics, and then communicating in a way that is both entertaining and informative. Her materials and courses appeal to those without scientific training and also to a broad range of health professionals, including dietitians and medical doctors (MDs).
Vesanto is co-author of Becoming Raw
, as well as a series (with dietitian Brenda Davis) that have become the classic texts on plant-based nutrition. Their Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition
and Express Edition
books have received star rating by the American Library Association as “go-to books” on plant-based nutrition, won a REAL Book of the Year Award, and a Canada Book Award. She recently co-authored The Kick Diabetes Cookbook
. Her books are now in 10 languages and with 750,000 copies in print.
Vesanto has published in The Lancet
, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association
, the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
, and in Common Ground