Meet Danielle Alder, MEd, RDN
Danielle Alder is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and founder of All Star Dietitian. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Arizona State University and a Master's in Health Education with an emphasis in the treatment of eating disorders from Plymouth State University.
She has experience working with athletes at all levels including high school, college and professional. She has worked with athletes at several Division I programs including Arizona State University, Florida State University, Millsaps Training Facility and UCLA to enhance performance through evidenced-based nutrition practices. Along with her passion for sports nutrition she also has an interest and experience working with clients who have disordered eating, eating disorders and body dissatisfaction.
Danielle enjoys working alongside clients on their journey to strengthening their performance and their relationship with food, movement and their body. She believes in whole person care and honors each client’s individual health needs and goals. Along with her role as a nutrition therapist, she is a trained Facilitator for The Body Project®, a dissonance-based body acceptance program developed to help adolescent girls and young women deal with the societal pressures of body image.
Outside of the clinic she also enjoys spending time in the beautiful Arizona parks and lakes paddleboarding, boating or hiking.
Education and Training
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Credentialed with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
- Facilitator. The Body Project
- MEd, Health Education: Eating Disorders. Plymouth State University
- Graduate Certificate in Dietetics Internship. Iowa State University
- B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics. Arizona State University
- Sports Performance Nutrition
- Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction
Meet Melissa Huebsch, RDN
Melissa Huebsch, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and is bilingual with the expertise to advise patients in Spanish and English. Her practice focuses on the individual nutritional needs of each person and achieving their version of optimal health. While on her own journey of personal health, she has a developed a passion for continual learning and a desire to share this information to help others feel empowered to achieve their ‘happy and healthy’ as well.
Before entering private practice, Melissa had worked as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in a variety of roles for Maricopa County and the Arizona Department of Health including a dialysis center, developing nutrition curriculum for the State of Arizona pre-school program and the Women’s Infant and Child program (WIC). She has also worked as a weight management counselor and lifestyle coach for several dietetic startup companies.
Melissa grew up in a small town in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to the United States after graduating from high school. She earned her associate degree in Psychology from Eastern Arizona College, bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Brigham Young University in 2008 and completed her dietetic internship through Paradise Valley Unified School District before obtaining licensure in 2011. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her husband and 3 children and is always planning the next vacation.
Our Nutrition Philosophy
Why Choose a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) are considered the experts in the nutrition field. The RDN has extensive education related to medical nutrition therapy, food chemistry and food management. They have completed at least a bachelor's degree, completed an accredited supervised practice experience and passed a national examination. RDNs focus on evidenced-based nutrition information and complete continuing education requirements. For more information about how an RDN can help you, click here.
Person Centered Approach
At All Star Dietitian, we believe that nutrition information should be tailored to your individual needs and food preferences. Together we will develop an individualized strategy that will fit your lifestyle and personal goals. Nutrition is not a "one size fits all" meal plan, it's so much more!
"I wanted to thank you for our sessions and they did truly help me. I no longer have anxious thoughts around food and I feel confident in my ability to eat my meals. When I do have any negative thoughts, I remind myself that they are unnecessary, and that I can do it. It is still crazy to me how much of a problem eating and food was for me. But with me working on it prior and then finally going to someone to help me put everything together, I’m past it. I know I’ll be able to gradually increase my intake and meet my food and exercise goals.
Thank you again and thank you for doing what you do." --Ryan