Tamara Melton MS, RDN, LD

Tamara is the co-founder and Executive Director of Diversify Dietetics, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition by empowering nutrition leaders of tomorrow. At Diversify Dietetics, Tamara leads a team of diverse and dedicated nutrition professionals and students who provide resources such as mentorship programs, application preparation, academic course remediation, scholarships and more to BIPOC dietetics students, interns and young professionals. Tamara also leads the development and delivery of training for dietetics educators and preceptors. In addition to this work, Tamara owns TSM Nutrition Consulting, where she provides consulting in her variety of practice areas to clients in communications, foodservice, education, and other industries. Tamara has been recognized for numerous awards due to her leadership and accomplishments over her years as a dietitian. Her most recent awards include an Excellence in Practice in Diversity and Inclusion by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2019); Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2022); and was given part of the 2022 40 Under 40 class by her alma mater Georgia State University. No matter where she is working, Tamara is an educator at heart.


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Tamara Melton MS, RDN, LD

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Diversify Dietetics

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