Melissa’s Tao Vitality LLC

 Melissa Burchill, RD, CDN, CNS is the founder and CEO of Melissa’s Tao Vitality LLC and the visionary behind its popular line of healthy snacks known as FunOokies. Melissa is a successful Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutritionist in Manhattan.  She has over 12 years of experience working one-on-one with individuals looking to lose weight, get fit and achieve optimal health.  Melissa has worked with several celebrated NYC physicians and best-selling authors, specializing in anti-aging and weight loss and has lectured across the country about the benefits of an anti-inflammatory approach to eating and living.   She has the knowledge and expertise to help get her clients results.  Her anti-inflammatory approach to eating and promoting health has helped thousands of individuals attain their fitness and health goals.

Based on her own individual needs of staying healthy while having a busy schedule of nutrition clients, Melissa put together a few of the healthy, organic ingredients in her kitchen because she was so discouraged with what was available in stores in terms of healthy snacks/meal replacements.  Using her anti-inflammatory approach to eating Melissa created a high protein, high Omega-3 fatty acid and complex carbohydrate snack filled with superfood ingredients.  It is a healthful snack and can be used as a meal replacement. 

Three days after creating The FunOokie, Melissa brought her creation to the Personal Training facility where she counsels individuals on diet, health, and fitness and the orders came rolling in and they have not stopped.  For the summer Melissa began offering FunOokies to family and friends on Long Island and she has received nothing but a consistent stream of orders and positive and thankful feedback.

With the FunOokie, Melissa has created a solution for busy professionals, multi-tasking mothers, and hard-working individuals who would like to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but don’t have the time to prepare a healthy meal let alone, eat one.


The FunOokie contains all the ingredients necessary for an anti-inflammatory lifestyle to promote optimal health. It contains high levels of protein to satiate the appetite and reduce cravings while promoting muscle strength along with high levels of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, and a high level of antioxidants to naturally energize and prevent free-radical tissue-damaging effects plus so many more health-promoting ingredients.  
FunOokies are a solution! They can be used as a satisfying snack with sustenance or as a quick, easy, mini-meal for people on the run who want all the nutrients necessary for the body to function at optimal levels.

Each ingredient in The FunOokie provides a benefit.   Melissa wanted to put as many nutrition-rich foods in The FunOokie as possible.  The majority of ingredients are considered a super-food or a functional food which, by definition, is any food that may provide a health benefit beyond the traditional nutrients that it contains.  Because each ingredient is considered super-functional foods, Melissa has named it “The FunOokie”.  It is a functional food in the form of a cookie.  And because each superfood has been reported to have beneficial effects, it can be considered “the cookie with benefits”.

Melissa’s Tao Vitality LLC is dedicated to optimizing your health and wellness naturally so you can live with optimal health and vitality – “exuberant energy and mental vigor”.

"Let Food Be Thy Medicine…", Hippocrates.