Melanie Schmidt, Certified Health Coach


I am a mom of 3 small children that is passionate about the health and wellness of moms and children. I have come from both sides of the spectrum, a former corporate employee of 20 years with kids in daycare to a WAHM! Wow, what a change that was but I would not change a thing! Experience is how we grow and determine what we truly desire in life. There are definite dynamics and demands as a mom in both of these circumstances and a delicate balance and rhythm to attaining health and wellness while taking care of others. As a Certified Holistic Health Coach (through AADP) and the owner of Food 4 Thought, I approach health from all perspectives and components of life. I especially love empowering and supporting moms at any stage and children and offer prenatal and postpartum health consults.

To meet you where you are at on your health journey, I offer various programs and products!

Kickstart your health with The Reboot Challenge, Preconception Health Kick Start, and/or The T-30 Program.  Additional support and guidance can be found within the Renew You or Transform You Individualized Programs. Additional nutritional support is easily attained with Juice Plus+ Whole Food Nutrition and/or The Tower Garden.

I have a lot of enjoyment connecting with groups through Lunch & Learns at businesses or via The Mindful Living Group.  Grateful to have partnered with Des Moines University, Wells Fargo, Ruan, Marel Townsend Engineering, Hassel Family Chiropractic, Crossfit Des Moines, Ankeny YMCA and Iowa Family Chiropractic so far to speak on health and wellness.  Guest blogger/writer for Des Moines Parent and in the 2015 Birth Resource Guide by Iowa Birth Organization.  The partnership with Crossfit Des Moines’ locations inspired the exclusive Fit & Fueled Clean Eating Group Program. I am also proud to serve as the Wellness Coordinator for Healing Passages Birth and Wellness Center.

As a Certified Health Coach, I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where there was training in more than 100 dietary theories along with a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods studied. Drawing on this knowledge, I empower and support clients to create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits her unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.

Learn more about the training and my unique approach to health coaching.

I would love to connect and partner with you to reclaim your health, wellness, life balance, and spark back. I encourage you to take the first step towards owning your wellness, schedule a “Next Right Step Strategy Session” with me today!