Melinda Penny-Washington, RDN, CDCES
Hello! I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Diabetes Care Specialist and Transformational Coach who uses a holistic approach to healing the body. I was led into the field of food science after experiencing years of intense gastrointestinal pains, which later was diagnosed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS. Not wanting to rely on pharmaceuticals alone, I decided to address the lack of proper nutrition, and need for stress management in my life as a way to heal. After successfully managing IBS through lifestyle change, I left my career in the field of sales, returned to school and eventually joined the clinical health field as a Registered
Having traveled through Central America, Europe, the Pacific Islands and Caribbean, I knew there were other forms of healing in the world. I decided to continue my healing journey through further researching how cultures around the world approach healing. I discovered the importance of addressing the mind, body and soul of the person through healthy rituals and connection to one’s culture. I then acquired a certificate in Transformational Leadership where I learned the importance of cultivating an understanding of the Indigenous Wisdom of one’s ancestry to support a deeper sense of one's culture.
My goal as a Transformational Coach and RDN is to bring a mind-shift in the understanding of health and wellness, and create an environment for clients to experience true holistic healing.
One-on-one coaching and group classes are used to support the health and wellness of my clients. Tools used in my practice include, but are not limited to, medical nutrition therapy, and guided meditation techniques. Indigenous Wisdom wellness practices are also offered to support clients in their transformational healing process.
My education background includes a BS in Dietetics (food science). Communication Studies, and a certificate in Transformational Leadership, Energy Medicine and Guided Meditation. In addition I am certified as a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). I look forward to being of support in your wellness journey.