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

Prest photoSeattle, Wash.

Areas of Expertise:

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

Prest is an adjunct professor at Benedictine University, owns a private practice in Chicago and Seattle, and is a member of the Academy's Renal Dietitians dietetic practice group. She has written book chapters and has researched quality of life and malnutrition in chronic kidney disease. Prest has served in leadership roles with the Chicago and Illinois Academies of Nutrition and Dietetics, Greater Seattle Dietetic Association, NW Renal RD, 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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