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Melissa M. Wallinga, RD


Registered Dietitian

St. Luke's Health Partner
St. Luke's Health Partner

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About Melissa M. Wallinga


Melissa Wallinga, MS, RD, CSPCC, LD is a board certified specialist in pediatric critical care nutrition. Her focus is on inpatient pediatric critical care nutrition and malnutrition. She has also completed a certificate of training in childhood and adolescent weight management and has experience working with both youth and collegiate athletes.

Melissa is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical nutrition at Rutgers University. She earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science from Northwestern College and her master's degree in nutrition and exercise from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has conducted research on both school-based childhood obesity prevention programming and nutrition knowledge and nutrient intake of NCAA athletes.

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  • These ratings and comments are collected through in-depth care experience surveys administered by Press Ganey Associates on behalf of St. Luke’s. The star ratings include surveys dating from 2018 to present. We've posted the ten most recent patient comments for your reference.