Melia Menendez-Aponte is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist located in Miami, Florida. She is currently a dietitian for an eating disorder facility in Miami, as well as the owner of Thrive Nutrition Therapy. Melia has dedicated the majority of her working years to supporting individuals in their eating disorder recovery process, from providing care at children’s hospitals to various eating disorder treatment centers in Florida. She finds purpose in joining those seeking to improve their relationship with food and their body. She believes that everyone has the right and ability to nourish themselves fully and freely without the binds of diet culture. Melia practices in alignment with Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating. In her free time, Melia enjoys spending time on the water with her family and exploring the outdoors with her hairless rat terrier, Max.