Melissa Pflugh Prescott Bio

Melissa Pflugh Prescott is a Graduate Assistant at IESP and a NYU Steinhardt Doctoral Fellow in her third year of the Public Health Doctoral Program at Steinhardt. She is registered dietitian. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she was the Program Manager for Healthy Schools Healthy Families, an obesity prevention program serving seven elementary schools in Harlem and Washington Heights. She has also worked as a nutrition and wellness consultant for many schools and afterschool programs. Melissa received her MS in Clinical Nutrition from New York University.