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Melissa Ann Prest, DCN, MS, RDN, CSR, LDN

Prest photoChicago, Ill.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Arthritis/Inflammation Nutrition
  • Cardiovascular Nutrition
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure/Hypertension
  • Renal Nutrition and Dialysis

Prest works at the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois where she provides medical nutritional therapy for clients with kidney disease and other chronic diseases. A board-certified specialist in renal nutrition, Prest owns a private practice and is a member of the Academy's Renal Dietitians dietetic practice group. She has conducted research on topics including physical assessment skills for RDNs and mobile technology for health professionals. Prest has served in leadership roles with the Chicago and Illinois Academies of Nutrition and Dietetics, the National Kidney Foundation and the Illinois Council on Renal Nutrition. She graduated from Bradley University, earned a master's degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a doctorate from Rutgers University.

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