Melissa Schmidt, Whole30's Director of Education

Melissa Schmidt

Melissa Schmidt is our Director of Education. She comes to Whole30 with nearly 20 years of experience in project and product management in medical research publications, and she holds a Master of Education degree with focus on adult education for health professionals. Melissa is a wife to Adam, a mom to Henry, and a daughter to Becki, all of whom reside with her currently in Florida. Melissa has a passion for developing efficient, streamlined programs that deliver meaningful content in an accessible format. She believes deeply in the human work of self knowledge and value alignment, both of which were a big part of her first journey through the Whole30 in 2013 – and she believes that work should be available to everyone. She’s a voracious reader, a joyful writer, a big dreamer, an intersectional feminist, an empathic friend, and a recovering perfectionist.

Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements – Oh My!

Finding the “right” mix of nutritional supplements during your Whole30 - and beyond.Whether it's your first Whole30 or second, you might be wondering whether you need supplements to make the most of your 30-day experiment.
Six strategies to find your perfect whole30 breakfast.

6 Strategies to Find Your Perfect Whole30 Breakfast

Breakfast. Break the fast. Brekkie—or even brunch, depending on your schedule. We often hear chatter about your first meal being the most important of the day—including in a 2022 Cleveland Clinic interview with Beth Czerwony, RD. They agree that breakfast benefits can range from reducing brain fog to improving your...Learn more from Whole30's Director of Education, Melissa Schmidt as she gives 6 tips to help find your perfect whole30 breakfast.
Whole30 Simple Seafood Bake

Simple Seafood Bake

Enjoy this recipe from our Director of Coaching Operations, Melissa Schmidt!If you've ever eaten in the South, you've likely had (or heard of) a low country boil, and this recipe is a quick-and-easy homage to that.
Whole30 Coconut Crusted Fish

Whole30 Coconut-Crusted Fish

By Melissa Schmidt This recipe can easily be a light and bright summer “main” when paired with a salad or a warm, hearty dish when served with roasted butternut squash or root veggies in the winter.  It hits a few notes for me. First, I have a nut allergy, so...Enjoy this delicious and versatile Whole30 Coconut-Crusted Fish that's perfect for any season.
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