Press and Features

For media requests, please contact melissa@melissaboufounos.com. 

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The 13 Best Electrolyte Powders of 2024, Tested & Reviewed

SHAPE  Feb 20, 2024

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How To Keep Inflammation In Check After Exercise: Recovery & Supplement Ideas

Mindbodygreen  Feb 16, 2024

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Creatine and 10 Other Post-Workout Supplements That Deserve a Spot in Your Recovery Stack

Hone Health  Feb 14, 2024

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Is Prime Hydration good for kids?

Care  Feb 8, 2024

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Are electrolyte powders good for you?

Fortune  Dec 10, 2023

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Why Protein Intake Is Undeniably Connected To Fat Loss

Mindbodygreen  Dec 1, 2023

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How To Build A Breakfast That Lasts Until Lunch

Mindbodygreen  Nov 30, 2023

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10 Best Whey Protein Powders of 2023

Health  Nov 17, 2023

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I’m a Dietitian and These 17 Staple Costco Items Are Always in My Pantry

Clean Plates  Nov 16, 2023

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I’m a Dietitian and These 17 Staple Costco Items Are Always in My Pantry

Clean Plates  Nov 16, 2023

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SuperBeets Review: Does This Beet Powder Work?

Forbes Health  Oct 9, 2023

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5 Health Benefits Of Collagen, According To Experts

Forbes Health  Sep 27, 2023

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Electrolyte Supplements Are All the Rage, but Can You Go Overboard on Them? (In Short: Yes)

Well + Good  Sep 23, 2023

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2018 Quotes

Articles by Melissa

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10 Dairy Free, Egg Free Breakfasts with 30 Grams of Protein

Clean Plates  Feb 8, 2024

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A Women's Guide To Creatine Supplements: Benefits, Myths, & Dosage Tips

Mindbodygreen  Jan 30, 2024

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I Asked ChatGPT To Make My Meal Plan For The Week: Here’s What Happened

Mindbodygreen  Jan 12, 2024

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My Journey from Player to Sports Nutritionist

Omni Hockey  Dec 20, 2023

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How To Relieve Sore Muscles

Mindbodygreen  Nov 20, 2023

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Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercise: The Differences & How Often To Do Each

Mindbodygreen  Oct 26, 2023

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7 Reasons To Take Creatine & How To Find Your Ideal Dose

Mindbodygreen  Oct 25, 2023

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Reasons Your HRV Is Low & How To Improve It Over Time

Mindbodygreen  Sep 23, 2023

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4 Benefits Of Tart Cherry Juice & How It Compares To Other Fruit Juices

Mindbodygreen  Aug 25, 2023

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Matcha 101

Mindbodygreen  Jul 22, 2023

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6 Health Benefits of Beet Juice

Mindbodygreen  Jul 11, 2023

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The Best (& Worst) Foods To Eat Before A Workout

Mindbodygreen  June 15, 2023

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Incomplete Proteins: Sources, Misconceptions & How To Use Them

Mindbodygreen May 23, 2023

TV, Radio and Podcast Interviews

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The proper nutrition needs for athletes

I Am Mentally Tough Podcast  Feb 27, 2024

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Ottawa plays season opener in historic pro women's hockey league

CBC Ottawa Radio, All in a Day  Jan 3, 2024

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Performance Nutrition For OCR And Endurance Athletes

The Highly Functional Podcast   Oct 13, 2020

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Fuelling as an OCR Athlete for Performance and Health

OCR Unedited Podcast   Aug 5, 2020

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Fitness vs Esthetics, Career Change and High Performance Habits

Big Ideas Big Moves Podcast   May 16, 2020

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Nutrition for Athletes (and all of us), Creating a Food Foundation and More

Mind Muscle and Movement Podcast   Aug 16, 2018

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Behind the Scenes of Successful Practitioners & Coaches – Part 1

The Business of Becoming Podcast

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Behind the Scenes of Successful Practitioners & Coaches – Part 2

The Wellness Business Hub Podcast

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Holistic Nutritionist & Alpha Female Obstacle Course Racer Melissa Boufounos

The Alpha Female Podcast

Media Features

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Top 100 Health Leaders 2021

OptiMYz Magazine

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Top 100 Health and Fitness Influencers 2020

OptiMYz Magazine

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Top 100 Health and Fitness Influencers 2019

OptiMYz Magazine

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Top 100 Health and Fitness Influencers 2018

OptiMYz Magazine

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Melissa Boufounos Named Official Nutritionist of the 2018 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships

OCRWC  Apr 3, 2018

Speaking

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Narrow Your Nice to Succeed

CAHN-Pro Building Your Nutrition Business Workshop   Jan 2018 

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Health Expert Success Panel

The Wellness Business Summit  Jun 3, 2017

Meet Media Nutritionist, Melissa Boufounos

Melissa Boufounos is a certified holistic nutritionist in the Ottawa area who helps teen and adolescent hockey players optimize their health so they can maximize their performance potential on and off the ice.

Melissa has been an athlete her entire life – she learned to skate the same year she started walking and has played hockey for over 17 years. She hung up her skates from 2015 to 2022 due to Post Concussion Syndrome. As of 2023, Melissa is back playing Senior A women’s hockey. She has been an OCR athlete since 2013.

As a hockey player, Melissa was drafted to the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (2011), represented Greece at the ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships (2013) and was a member of the gold-medal-winning Canadian National Ball Hockey Championships team (2014).

As an OCR athlete, Melissa has competed in over 60 races, including the 2016 and 2018 OCR World Championships and the 2019 North American OCR Championships. Some of her top finishes include a 2nd place age group podium finish at a Spartan Super in 2018, a 3rd place age group podium finish at a Savage Race in 2018, and a 6th place elite and 1st place age category finish at DeadEnd Race Subzero 2018. She has also completed two Spartan Trifectas (2014, 2015).

Melissa was the Official Nutritionist of OCRWC 2018 and NORAM 2019 and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Health Leaders by OptiMYz Magazine four years in a row (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021).

Along with her education in Natural Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Melissa has earned Precision Nutrition Level 1 and Level 2 nutrition coaching certifications. She has a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Seneca College and a post-graduate diploma in Sports Journalism from Centennial College.

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