Melissa Kinslow

  • September 2019

Expanded Food and Nutrition Educator

MSU Extension Service
Wayne County

Years in position: 12
Years at MSU: 12

Melissa Kinslow works in Wayne County teaching nutrition education to grade school children and adults. 

“My favorite part of my job is the privilege I have working with children,” Melissa said. “Each day is different, every child is different and there is never a dull moment working with them.”

Her favorite memory in her last 12 years is when the children referred to her as “food lady” because they could not remember her name.

“However, they knew exactly what I talked about when I visited their schools; spreading the word about nutrition is more important than my name.”

Melissa’s mission is to show children and adults how important it is to make healthy choices. She said eating nutritious food in the right portions can change a person’s life.

“It is very important to be flexible and open-minded because everybody is different, but we are all trying to accomplish one goal: healthy eating habits,” Melissa said. “I have learned to adapt and to help people adapt to their own specific nutritional needs.”


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