Melissa Petitto, RD, was raised around an eclectic collection of food With two seemingly diverse cultures that center life around the kitchen, Petitto gained an early appreciation for food and its impact on a person's life. In recent years, Melissa has travelled to teach cooking classes and works at the Hilton Head Health Institute, a premier weight loss spa, where she lectures, presents food demonstrations, and consults with individual clients in attendance in addition to traveling to York, Maine, to teach classes at the well-known Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School. Petitto is the author of An Apple A Day, 30 Minute Paleo Meals, and Red Hot Sriracha. She collaborated with Hilaria Baldwin on The Living Clearly Method. Whether cooking dinner for an individual client or a dinner party of twenty-five, Melissa Petitto, exudes the passion she feels for nutritious food and its role in a family's life.