A Little About ME
My name is Melissa Herrmann Dierks, owner of the Huntersville based Eat Smart Nutrition Co. I have worked as a dietitian and diabetes educator in the Charlotte area since 1992.
I am mom to my son, Jack, and am an animal lover who participates in foster and rescue programs for dogs and cats.
My family is from South Dakota. I grew up in the metro Detroit area and moved to Charlotte to work at Novant Presbyterian Hospital and the former Charlotte based Joslin Clinic.
I am a cancer survivor and understand what it feels like to experience health challenges.
As a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, I teach diabetes self-management skills, including insulin pump and CGM training. I have extensive experience helping families who have a child newly diagnosed with diabetes, and can help you create a meal plan and shopping list that work for your child and the entire family.
I started my career with a year-long internship in the Henry Ford Healthcare System in Detroit. My internship program focused on clinical nutrition and medical nutrition therapy, providing a strong background to work with people with health issues that can be improved with nutrition. I trained under nationally recognized endocrinologists and diabetes educators during my internship year. I then went on to work in a variety of hospital settings, home health, and diabetes clinics - including a Joslin clinic - before expanding my career into working in the diabetes industry.
What Does That Mean For You?
What They Say
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist With the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist with the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist with the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education
Licensed Nutritionist with the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetic Practice Groups:
- Diabetes (DDPG)
- Weight Management (WMDPG)
- Dietitians in Business and Communications (DBCDPG)
- Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NEDPG)
- Cardiovascular and Wellness (CV-WELLDPG)
- Sports and Human Performance Nutrition (SHPNDPG)