Melissa Little

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Melissa Little

Msc Paediatrics and Public Health, RD


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Melissa is a highly motivated Dietitian specializing in Paediatrics and Public Health. Over her diverse career she is has worked in both acute and community settings, in both the NHS and private practice. In addition to founding and directing a nutrition based community interest company, Melissa also consults for the Essential Parent Company an organisation formed via a partnership between the Department of Health, Unicef and other leading paediatric health groups.  She is extremely involved in the Dietetic community and has previously sat on the steering groups for both the London Branch of the BDA and the DOMUK Childhood Obesity Group (COG) and currently sits on the Public Health Nutrition Network steering group. Melissa also acts as a spokesperson for the BDA doing media work in print, radio and live television including BBC Breakfast and Al Jazeera television.  She guests lectures on public health weight management interventions at University College London and sits on the parliamentary committee for a Fit and Healthy Childhood where she works to lobby the government on changes to child health.  She also sits on the consulting board for the Royal Society of Public Health and the UK Public Health Register.

Melissa specialises in the design of childhood obesity prevention and treatment interventions.   Over the last 10 years she has designed, implemented and evaluated Tier 1, 2 and 3 weight management interventions in over 10 London boroughs working with a variety of stakeholders and partners including Premier League Football clubs, third sector organisations, children’s centres and public health teams.


Industry Services

  • Articles
  • CHARITABLE SECTOR
  • EDUCATION & ACADEMIA
  • EVENTS
  • Lecturing & teaching
  • MEDIA /PR / MARKETING / ADVERTISING
  • PUBLIC HEALTH & FOOD POLICY
  • Radio
  • School Health
  • Speaking
  • TV
  • WORKPLACE NUTRITION
  • WRITING & EDITING

Clinical Expertise

  • body image
  • breastfeeding
  • coaching
  • counselling
  • dental health
  • early years nutrition
  • fussy eater
  • Health Promotion / Public Health / Mother and Child
  • Healthy Eating/Lifestyle/Behaviour/Wellness
  • nutrition screening
  • paediatric
  • pregnancy & pre-conception
  • Teenagers / Child Nutrition
  • weight management

Geographical Areas Served

  • South East
  • UK