Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer

Editorial Director, Expert Writer


Food, Health


Hunter College, F.I.T., State University of New York, Cornell University



Breyer began her digital career as the senior editor for Green Living at Care2 in 2007. Prior to that, she worked in print, writing for magazines and editing books, including Chelsea Green’s “Little Green Guides.”

She is the co-author of “Build Your Running Body”—which has been published in international editions around the world—and of which Runner’s World founder Bob Anderson said, “This is so good. Honestly, I think this is the best running book ever.” In 2014, she helped National Geographic as a contributing writer for their “Extreme Weather Survival Guide.”

Breyer is also the co-author of “True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You,” which won the Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook prize from the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2010 at the Paris Cookbook Fair.


Breyer holds a Bachelor of Arts in studio art from Hunter College. She also has a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies from F.I.T., State University of New York.

For her graduate work she specialized in the history of applied arts, and specifically in the cultural relationship between nature and design.

She was the winner of the National Education Foundation Award for Distinguished Scholar, the Dean’s Recognition Award, and was the program valedictorian.

More recently she has earned a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University.

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