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Melissa A. Woods

Staff Sergeant (SSG) Melissa A. Woods
Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO)
Training Officer - Graduate Program in Nutrition

Education and Certifications

BS Nutrition Science Kaplan University - 2014
Certified Dietary Manager/Certified Food Protection Professional Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals - 2011
SerSafe Certified Instructor and Procter, ServSafe - 2010
AA Culinary Arts Pennsylvania Culinary Institute 1999


SSG Woods currently works in the administration office as NCOIC for the Baylor Military Graduate Program in Nutrition. She has worked in various Nutrition Care Divisions throughout her military career in places such as Basset Army Community Hospital in Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital in Yonsang, South Korea, and the Wurzburg Community Army Hospital in Wurzburg, Germany.

Academic Interests and Research

She is currently participating with faculty on a retro study looking at student predictors of success. Her research interests include environmental factors that can impact childhood obesity.


SSG Woods currently presents healthy cooking classes for the wounded warriors and their family members at the support center.