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About My School RD

We believe every school district and child care agency

should have access to the knowledge and expertise

of a Registered Dietitian.  


My School RD supports school nutrition programs with nutrient analysis, meal pattern compliance, and advocacy during Administrative Reviews. All we need are your menus, existing recipes (written or oral), and ordering guides to create a full nutrient analysis, beautifully displayed on your School Nutrition and Fitness website, phone app, and digital boards. In as little as two weeks, your students and school nurses will have accurate carbohydrate counts. Your managers will have a neatly organized e-folder of standardized recipes and signed Product Formulation Statements for every processed product that you use. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your menus fall within the guidelines for calories, saturated fat, and sodium.


Meal pattern violations are consistently listed as top Administrative Review findings. With My School RD, be confident that your menus meet the requirements. Have the peace and satisfaction that your menus are Dietitian approved!

Meet the Founder

Melissa Manning

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Registered Dietitian, Owner & Founder of My School RD

Melissa has a deep-rooted passion for school nutrition. She is owner and founder of My School RD, a consulting company with the vision of schools creating healthier lunch menus. Melissa has 20 years of experience as a child nutrition specialist and nutritional analyst, and wakes up every morning with cheerful enthusiasm for the new day and the challenges it brings. As a former School Meals Initiative Audit Specialist, Melissa approaches the task of nutritional analysis, school district audit preparation, and record keeping with an eye for detail and meticulous organization. She sincerely values the relationships she carries with her clients, who are lifelong customers. Melissa has two delightful children, has mentored CSU Long Beach dietetics students for 15 years, and is on the CSULB Dietetic Internship Advisory Board. In her “spare time,” she is founder of a nonprofit organization called Legacy Kids Project, fosters kittens for the animal shelter, dabbles in horse whispering, cooking, and gardening, and is a life coach, encouraging and empowering individuals to reach their highest potential.

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