EP.69: Tamara Melton – The Storytelling Dietitian

Business, Marketing, Podcast

Tamara Melton is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist who is really just a teacher at heart. Her love for both teaching and nutrition has led her to create Diversify Dietitics, and are fueling her next dream of teaching other dietitians how to tell their story, and further their success. 

Last week, Christine introduced her story and why telling your story is so important in Episode 68. In this episode of the Make More Money as a Dietitian Podcast, Tamara Melton shares her story and explains why being able to successfully tell your story is so important. 



  • How Tamara came to discover storytelling in business.
  • Why being able to tell your story is so important.
  • What you should include in your story. 
  • How telling your story can help you gain clients or get a job. 
  • The benefits of using storytelling during these times. 
  • The single best tip for crafting your own story. 



Tamara Melton an is an accomplished nutrition professional who has a passion for using the power of storytelling to advance the RD brand. Tamara is best known in the profession as the co-founder and Executive Director of Diversify Dietetics, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition by empowering nutrition leaders of tomorrow. She has over a decade’s experience in education and academia, having served a nutrition and health informatics faculty and administrator.

Tamara began crafting her storytelling expertise in as a teenager, when she attended Douglas Anderson School of Arts, majoring in creative writing and minoring in film studies. Tamara has utilized storytelling techniques as an educator; in numerous public speaking engagements; as a media spokesperson and in written work. An entrepreneur since 2007, she has studied the art and science of using storytelling to attract and retain clients. Tamara credits her success as a young faculty member and a nonprofit cofounder to her ability to craft and deliver a story that moves the listeners to action. Tamara has recently launched a storytelling training program for dietitians under her company, TSM Nutrition Consultants, LLC.  Tamara is also utilizing storytelling in her new brand called Tamara’s TableTM, which is a consumer facing multi-media nutrition education platform for Black women.

No matter where she is working, Tamara is an educator at heart.  She loves the challenge of teaching and tailoring teaching methods to the needs of her students. Tamara enjoys learning and exploring different pedagogical approaches and implementing them in her work with students. Tamara lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two young daughters



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