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Melissa Baker of FoodQueries: “Developing healthy eating habits involves understanding food”

Dr. Donika Vata
Written by Donika Vata, MD
Last update: July 26, 2023
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Despite the recent surge in health consciousness, many people still lack the knowledge to properly store and prepare food.

Melissa Baker of FoodQueries - “developing healthy eating habits involves understanding food”

To discuss the importance of proper food storage and preparation, we sat down with Melissa Baker, a nutritionist and founder of FoodQueries. Melissa has made it her mission to educate people on the benefits of proper food storage and preparation.

Through her website, Melissa provides tools and resources to help people learn the basics of proper food storage and preparation. She also offers advice on how to make healthy, delicious meals quickly and easily, as well as tips on how to get the most out of the food you have.

What has your professional journey been like? How did it all start?

My journey began with a passion for understanding the intricacies of food, its storage, and its preparation. I wanted to find answers to all basic food queries and share my knowledge along the way. This led me to become a nutritionist and start the FoodQueries website.

What inspired you to create FoodQueries?

The inspiration behind FoodQueries was to provide a one-stop solution to all questions related to food. I wanted to enlighten and educate the world about the basic storing, shelving, and freezing tips related to food.

What are the most important things you have learned throughout your career in this industry?

One of the most important things I’ve learned is the value of understanding the basics of food storage and preparation. It’s not just about the recipes but also how to properly handle, store, and freeze food.

Are there any foods that you would recommend avoiding completely?

The website doesn’t provide specific information on foods to avoid altogether. However, as a nutritionist, I would generally advise against overly processed foods and those high in added sugars and unhealthy fats.

How can people develop healthy eating habits that will stick over time?

Part of developing healthy eating habits is understanding food and its nutritional value. By learning about food storage, preparation, and the nutritional value of different foods, you can make informed decisions that lead to lasting healthy habits.

What advancements and innovations in nutrition are you most excited to see in the near future?

As a nutritionist, I would be excited about advancements in personalized nutrition, understanding the gut microbiome, and the development of healthier food alternatives.

What tips do you have for balancing healthy eating with busy lifestyles?

Planning and preparation are key. Prepare meals in advance, understand the nutritional content of your food, and make conscious choices even when eating out or on the go.

What do you think are the biggest issues when it comes to the food industry today?

I might point to issues such as the prevalence of processed foods, misleading food labeling, and the environmental impact of food production.

What does the future of FoodQueries look like?

FoodQueries will continue to be a reliable source of information for all the storage, shelving, and freezing tips. Recently, we have included the food menu prices of some of the most popular food chains. In the near future, we are likely to include some delicious food recipes that anyone can enjoy by simply following the step-by-step instructions.

Written by Donika Vata, MD
Dr. Donika Vata is a highly accomplished MD whose extensive experience in the healthcare industry spans over 5 years, making her a distinguished Medical Writer and Researcher for the esteemed Health Reporter. Notably, she also holds the role of a General Practice Doctor and has rendered her exceptional patient care services in various clinics worldwide.
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