Melissa Ann Mathes

Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, CSSD

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Melissa Ann Mathes

Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, CSSD

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Total Nutrition Counseling
31271 Niguel Road
Suite J
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 247-8105
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Melissa Ann Mathes
“Welcome to Total Nutrition Counseling! I focus on healthy whole foods for fuel and therapuetic benefits to improve your performance.”
Announcement icon For your health and safety I am offering virtual visits (HIPAA certified). In person is available if you are vaccinated.


My focus is to help athletes and active people meet their athletic, nutrition, health needs and goals, while achieving their optimal level of performance. My foundation of a mostly plant based whole foods diet, with healthy lifestyle changes, and evidence based science sports nutrition recommendations are designed to help the athlete decrease risk of injury, and illness, while meeting their athletic goals. My athletes will receive medical nutrition therapy (high cholesterol, etc.)if warranted in addition to individualized sports nutrition guidance. I emphasize whole foods first for fuel, supplements second if necessary.
I have been a dietitian for 25 years, and have a certification specialization in sports dietetics (CSSD), a coveted certificate that the NCAA, USOC, & professional sport leagues require. My goal for my athletes is to optimize their performance level and be healthy. I provide a sports nutrition regime and foundation diet that is sustainable and practical.
I understand most people realize that sports nutrition is important for training/sport, but they may not know why, or what to eat, or when is the best time, or how to make it practical. That is what I am for, I teach you how to do all of this in a practical way, that is sustainable. My motto: Train Hard, Eat Healthy, Improve your Performance and Feel Good!


Pay by Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
I do not take insurance, however if you have a diagnosis that is considered medical nutrition therapy, I do superbill.
Email me or call (949) 247-8105 with questions.


  • Years in Practice: 26 Years
  • License: California
  • School: Cal Poly SLO/Loma Linda
  • Year Graduated: 1995
  • Board Certification: Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition/Dietetics
I help athletes and active people reach their optimal level of performance by meeting their nutrition, athletic, and health needs and goals.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Commission on Dietetic Registration / 0858724
  • Certificate Date: 1997
  • Certificate: Loma Linda University / Master of Public Health
  • Certificate Date: 2010
  • Certificate: The California Polytechnic Sate University / Bachelor of Science
  • Certificate Date: 1995

Primary Location

Total Nutrition Counseling
31271 Niguel Road
Suite J
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 247-8105
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Digestive Issues
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Plant Based Diets
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Weight Management

Client Focus

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Preferences

  • Registered Dietitian
Treatment Techniques
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Menu Planning
  • Mindful Eating
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Sports Performance


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Last Modified: 26 Jan 2023
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Melissa Ann Mathes

Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, CSSD