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Vesanto Melina is:

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  • Real Top 10 books
  • Go-to-Book A.L.A.
  • 5 Star Amazon Reviews
  • Canada Book Award

  • Ryley Jeffs Award

Vesanto Melina RD  is a sought-after speaker and personal consultant; she has taught nutrition at the University of British Columbia and Bastyr University in Seattle and is consultant to the government of B. C. She is lead author of the current position paper on vegetarian diets for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is recipient of the prestigious Ryley Jeffs Award from Dietitians of Canada.

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Common Ground magazine Articles
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Vesanto Melina MS Registered Dietitian, has co-authored 12 best selling books – They can be found on Amazon and a variety of other locations such as Barnes and Noble. Various of her books have been translated into 13 languages. They have now sold 800,000 copies.
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Kick Diabetes Cookbook
Becoming Vegan Comprehensive
Becoming Vegan Exp best
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Becoming Vegetarian HC front 2013
Cooking Vegetarian
The New Becoming Vegetarian
Raising Vegetarian Children high

Books include:
Just released: The Kick Diabetes CookBook
Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition winner of the REAL Top 10 Book Award and fully referenced for health professionals and nutrition enthusiasts (with Brenda Davis)
Becoming Vegan: Express Edition winner of the Canada Book Award and Foreword Book of the Year top 10, and given star rating by the American Library Association as “the go-to book” on vegan nutrition (with Brenda Davis), as well as:
Cooking Vegan (Cooking Vegetarian in Canada), with Joseph Forest
Becoming Raw and Raw Food Revolution Diet, with Brenda Davis, and 2nd also Cherie Soria

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Vesanto Melina MS RD

Copenhagen Veg Fest

One of the keynote speakers at 2 day Copenhagen Veg Festival. – Aug. 2018

Paris France Vegan Popfestival

A Panelist at 1 day Human Hunger Workshop – Sept. 2018

Ghent Belgium Veg Workshop

Keynote speaker at Ghent
Veg Workshop. – Sept. 2018


Portland Or. Health Conference

Keynote speaker at Health Conference
& Veg Fest. – Oct. 2018

Student feedback, 2018

Love, Shruti (from Mumbia India)
Dear Vesanto, It’s been such a delight to be your student. You are full of energy, love, and enthusiasm. There is so much more that I have learned from you and it’s beyond the curriculum. I am so grateful to you for sharing your knowledge and passion with me. I love and admire your energy and smile. Hope to see you soon.
Katelyn (from Texas)
Vesanto, you are such an inspiring woman! Seeing all the things you have accomplished and continue to do in your life is awe-inspiring. Thank you so much for putting in the time and effort to share your knowledge with us. I hope we meet again.
Much Love, Linda (from Florida and Virginia)
Dearest Vesanto, It has been such an honor and pleasure meeting you! You are such a bright light. Thank you for teaching and for sharing so much information. We will take it with us forever. All the best to you always.
Clementine (from New York City)
Vesanto , you are a superstar. To be around you is uplifting. I cannot tell you how many times you made me smile. Keep on doing the good work that you do and hopefully see you again soon.
Alana (from San Francisco)
Thank you so very much for giving me an honest perspective on nutrition, for looking over my blog post, filling me in on what I missed, when I was out sick, and being so upbeat, supportive, curious, and encouraging. It was such a pleasure to learn from you and Brenda and you two make a great team. Thank you for teaching me so I am a nutritionally informed and aware chef.
Mylene (from the Phillipines)
Dear Vesanto, I wish to find a word that could describe how grateful I am, meeting you and learning all this nutrition that I so needed in my healthy journey…so let me simply say in our language. MARAMING SALAMAT! You are an inspiration and a gift to many. I wish this is not the last time we see each other.