Melissa Groves Azzaro, RDN, LD, is an award-winning integrative registered dietitian and owner of Avocado Grove Nutrition & Wellness, an in-person and virtual private practice specializing in women's health and hormone issues, including PCOS and fertility. She uses a functional medicine, food-first approach that combines holistic lifestyle changes with evidence-based medicine.
Melissa is a second-career dietitian, having worked as a copywriter and editor in medical advertising in NYC for 15 years before going back to school for nutrition. She has a BA in English and Dance from Hofstra University and completed her BS in Nutrition/Dietetics and Dietetic Internship at the University of New Hampshire.
She is a regular contributor to online magazines and food and nutrition blogs. She serves on the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine board as Social Media Chair and on the New Hampshire state board as Professional Development Chair. She is the recipient of the 2019 Emerging Professional in Women’s Health Award and a recipient of a 2019 UpwaRD™ award given to up-and-coming dietitians in communications