Lifestyle Guidance

Hello! My name is Melanie Schmidt and I am the owner of Food 4 Thought.
My own continued journey to finding a healthy and more holistic lifestyle has given me insight into the many challenges one encounters, especially as a mom. This enables me to meet clients where there are and bring a high level of empathy, respect, and understanding


Prenatal, Postpartum & Family Health

As a mom of 3, my own challenges and journey to incorporating simple and healthy strategies and habits for me and my family before, during and affter pregnancy has allowed me to create realistic, simple and healthy options to share and inspire families to easily get in whole foods and incorporate simple mindfulness techniques.

Active Coaching

As a Board Certified Health Coach, my education and training completes my coaching arsenal – allowing me to provide you, the client, with the tools and methods you need to achieve your wellness goals.

Meet Melanie

Melanie Schmidt

Certified Health Coach

Founder & CEO

Melanie Schmidt is a Certified Health Coach (from IIN and AAP) and mom of 3 small children that is passionate about supporting and empowering women in achieving a healthy lifestyle that fosters joy, presence, energy and optimal physical and emotional health. Melanie believes that incorporating more whole foods, physical activity, practicing simple mindfulness techniques and doing what gives us joy can be foundational to our health and wellbeing.

As a mom of 3 small children, Melanie understands the demands of family life, career, making regular healthy meals, weaving in self care, along with the daily challenge to create life balance. These reasons and challenges are why Melanie is passionate about supporting and partnering with women at any life stage to support them in meeting personal and family wellness lifestyle goals. 

Melanie practices a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that she looks at how all areas of a client's life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationships cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? Does the busyness of running kids to activities reduce our connection to our family?

The goal is to identify where a you are at together so that you and Melanie can then focus on how all components of your life affect your health as a whole and then work to find simple solutions to enhance your health and wellbeing.

Melanie's approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods or judgment of where you are at. Instead, she partners with clients to focus on desires in order to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.