RD Real Talk Podcast

Dietitians keeping it real, covering the career details, real talk moments, and answering listener questions. Sometimes we dive into the week’s nutrition news, sifting out what you really need to know. Listen and write a review to let us know what you think! Follow along on the RD Real Talk Instagram, and stay tuned through the weekly newsletter (subscribe here!) for updates.

“Best podcast for RDNs and aspiring RDNs! Hands down, Heather’s RD Real Talk is the breath of fresh air the {dietetics} profession needs!” – Liz Shaw, Shaw’s Simple Swaps 

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“This is definitely the perfect podcast for all dietetic interns and dietitians! However, I think everyone can benefit from this podcast (and Heather’s blog, too), which counteracts all the other “healthy living” podcast and blogs out there giving misinformation. I love listening every week!”

– MeganAnderson629

RD Real Talk Podcast Show Notes

32: You don’t just wear one hat in this profession

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Amy LaFalce, a fellow Arlington-based dietitian, is on today! She’s the Northern Virginia Site Director for the Virginia Tech Dietetic Internship and mom of three kiddos. She’s open and real about what internship directors are looking for in candidates, her goals for the VT program, and some BIG changes coming up to internship education requirements. (Hi, Master’s degree.)

We answer two listener questions:

1. What to expect in the DI interview process

(If you’re currently a dietetic intern, or thinking about the internship, check out the internship-specific RD Real Talk Round Table event coming up soon! The panel discussion, 1:1 mentoring call, and event workbook may be exactly what you need.)

2. What RDs think about sugar detoxes

So, we switch gears a bit to the latest in whether or not “sugar addiction” is a real thing. (Side eye to you, Gary Taubes.) Here’s the article referenced: Sugar addition: state of the science.

31: Because we can all learn from each other

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Kim Hoban, a corporate wellness dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, is back to help me bring you more information about the RD Real Talk Round Table series! She’s got a VIP seat at the table, as a panelist for the first event, Dietitians Taking an Anti-Diet Approach. In this mini-sode, we chat about how she adopted the anti-diet approach, how it’s been integral to her nutrition career, and how our profession can stick together despite opposing views.

To save your seat at the table: Register here! Anytime! Registration is ongoing. You can buy one seat for one event, a listen-only option, or a package of events. 

To follow Kim and her work: @KimHobanRD (Twitter, Instagram) and KHNutrition.com

30: “You are not entitled to your own facts.”

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Janet Helm joins the show from Chicago! She’s the Chief Food and Nutrition Strategist at Weber Shandwick. You may know her from her work in starting the Nutrition Blog Network, and of course, through all things PR.

Recently, she published a blog post on her site, Nutrition Unplugged, titled “United We Stand, Divided We Fall as Dietitians”. She addresses the public squabbles that have happened amongst RDs and why she thinks it must stop if we want to salvage our credibility and professional integrity. So, we talk about THAT.

Thoughts or comments from the show? Email RDRealTalk@Gmail.com. Let’s chat.

Janet will be speaking at FNCE next month, too! Catch her and a Google Exec. covering “Second Century Communication Tools for Dietitians” on Tuesday, October 24th.

Links from the show:

Janet Helm: NutritionUnplugged.com, @JanetHelm (Twitter)

29: I might start posting IG stories about peanut M&Ms

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Katie Proctor, RDN and MBA, is on the show today! She joins us from Colorado, where she started her own business to help BA dietitians raise the bar. She’s a marketing and communications guru, and took many nontraditional RDN job routes. She’s real about easy is it to provide tips but how hard it can be to follow them yourself. We talk a lot about being an entrepreneur, connecting with brands and consumers through social media, and of course, real talk moments.

RD Real Talk Round Table announcement! Check out the RD Real Talk weekly newsletter for first dibs on promotions, and the new events page to register: heathercaplan.com/events

First up: Dietitians Taking the Anti-Diet Approach (10/5/17)

Featuring Anne Mauney (Fannetastic Food), Christy Harrison (Food Psych host), Kim Hoban (KH Nutrition), and Robyn Nohling (Real Life RD)

Listener question: With social media being so over saturated with various nutrition/ wellness accounts, how do you make yourself stand out?

Katie provides a totally different perspective on this one, which I learned so much from! She’s been on the marketing side, working with influencers (including dietitians) What do they look for and how can you catch their eye? She’s on it.

If you do nothing else after this episode, follow her on Instagram! You get almost daily business tips and get to connect with a real-talking business strategist. It’s good stuff.

Katie Proctor: elevatewithkatie.com | @elevatewithkatie (Twitter and Instagram)

28: Because it was fun to live in Massachusetts

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Sara Haas, a culinary dietitian based out of Chicago, is on the show today! She just announced her first cookbook launch in partnership with Elizabeth Shaw (episode 18), a recipe collection for fertility! Sara gets real about her first job out of her internship, why she chose to pursue culinary training, and how she got into media and freelance work.

In the intro, you’ll hear about a new project I’m launching with RDNs who have been on this podcast! Subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter (or register through the @RDRealTalk Instagram profile) for first dibs on the details.

Listener question: What do you wish you knew as an undergrad studying nutrition?

Career questions: How do you build a career as a spokesperson? Recipe developer? Freelance writer?  What inspired a Fertility Foods cookbook?

Fun fact: She’s speaking at FNCE, 2017! Check out her session here.

Sara Haas, RDN @cookinRD (Twitter and Instagram) | sarahaasrdn.com

27: We were once overserved

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Molly Goodson is here! She’s not a registered dietitian. She’s the founder of The Assembly in San Francisco, a space for women to work, workout, and connect. She used to be my boss (in the days of Spright), but is also a good friend, one of my favorite San Francisco people, and former podcast co-host (we talk about that). This is essentially a happy hour conversation, recorded. We have a lot to catch up on! (My wine glass is empty for this round.)

In conversation:

Molly’s stuff:  @mollygoodson (Twitter),  @theassemblysf (Instagram)

26: When your last choice internship leads to a dream career

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Marci Evans joined me for a chat about all things eating disorder (ED) and intuitive eating! She is a Certified Eating Disorder dietitian (CEDRD) and certified Intuitive Eating counselor and she has created numerous resources for dietitians interested in ED nutrition therapy. Fun fact: Marci matched with her last choice internship. It happens! I have followed her career for years, and have learned so much from her work. She’s an innovator, educator, mentor, and real talker!

Real talk moments: Burger grilling and Bone marrow testing

Career chat:

Listener questions:

  • What are some guidelines that I (and others in my position, i.e. not a credentialed healthcare provider) should follow for sharing experiences {in ED or amenorrhea recovery} while not crossing an ethical boundary?
  • Can you talk about the intersection of GI issues and ED recovery?

Marci Evans, RDN CEDRD CPT | MarciRD.com

@MarciRD (Twitter and Instagram)

25: Humanity is a good quality

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Sarah Schlichter, aka Bucket List Tummy (BLT!), is on the show today. She joins me from Charlotte, NC, where she puts her RDN MPH to good work. Sarah is a second-career dietitian, representing the working-gal-gone-intern crew. We cover her career path to becoming a dietitian, skills she has carried from each of her jobs, and how she built her BLT brand. We answer two listener questions:

  1. How do you know if you’re settling for a (or your first) job versus making a realistic life decision (i.e. gotta get paid)?
  2. How do you build a brand and stand out amongst the MANY nutrition voices online today? (Repeat!)

In the news:

Sarah Schlichter, MPH RD BucketListTummy.com | @BucketListTumRD & @BucketListTummy_RD

24: It is a VERY small (dietetic) world

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Emily Wetzel joins the show from Chicago! As a contractor with Dietitians on Demand, she wears many dietitian hats. Emily and I chat about the small world of dietetics, which relates to her advice for any and all new dietetic students and interns. We answer two listener questions, then dive into why consumers are more interested in sugar than meat (or cooking with “raw ingredients”).

Questions:

1) In my internship, there were only a couple of rotations where I felt RDs were a valued member of the team. What can we do as a profession to change this and make it better for the next generation of dietitians?

2) I know for sure that I want to work in the field of food and nutrition, but I am fairly sure I am not interested in clinical. I’m worried I won’t enjoy it at all, and it might trigger past ED behaviors. Should I pursue the RD certification?

In the news:

Nearly half of US consumers are trying to reduce the sugar they eat (FoodNavigator)

Emily Wetzel, RD LDN | @HealthyHappy_U

23: We might be biased about this tide turning

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Anne Mauney, better known as Fannetastic Food, is literally in the house today! She joins me IRL, from Arlington, for a podcast chat about business and baby things. We talk about these things regularly anyway, it’s just recorded this time.

Anne went back to school to get her RD certification, after a few years exploring a career in journalism, teaching English in Prague, and then tackling science classes. We answer a listener question about “getting into” Intuitive Eating, “when most Dietetic Internships preach the opposite.” Mentioned on the show: the Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor training program. One part of our A to that Q: the tide is turning. More RDs and clients are interested in this philosophy. Keep it strong!

Next up: A listener’s question about social media, building a professional brand and presence online, and standing out.

Then we transition into pregnancy real talk! We talk intuitive eating, fitness, supplements, and one side effect some people don’t talk about. (Get those pre and probiotics in, y’all.)

Questions? Request? Want to join the RD Real Talk newsletter? hdcrd.typeform.com/to/JuJARt

Anne Mauney, fannetasticfood.com | @fannetasticfood (Twitter, Instagram)

22: Imperfect cookies and tales of the startup life

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Amanda Foti joins the show from NYC! She’s the Director of Growth at Healthie, and also runs a private practice with the Healthie telehealth platform. This episode is a deep dive into telehealth—how to work with clients virtually, legally. We talk about how we got into virtual counseling, startup experiences, and of course, dietetic internship advice.

If you want to give the Healthie platform a try for your private practice (even if it’s just a side hustle!), mention RD Real Talk during registration or use the following link for a $70 discount: http://www.gethealthie.com?afmc=zad  

Resources mentioned in the show:

Amanda Foti, MS RDN | EatFitLive.com and @RD_Eats on Instagram

21: This will not become a pregnancy podcast (but…)

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I announced this week that my husband and I are expecting a tiny human. In this episode, I talk to you about some things I’ve learned about myself, intuitive eating, and trusting plus accepting my body over the past thirteen weeks. It’s a LOT to process, this human-growing thing.

In my post, and on this episode, I’m open about some body changes, mood and emotions, foods, and of course, my history with an eating disorder and amenorrhea. All the things!

This is 100 percent my experience only and I’m sharing it because real talk is my jam. Please note this is just what I’m feeling, experiencing, and learning—not to speak for anyone else (pregnant or otherwise).

Last but not least, some lovely women and resources mentioned:

– Kylie Mitchell, @immaeatthat (guest on episodes #8 and #16)

– Elizabeth Shaw, of BumpstoBaby.com (guest on episode #18 and a career spotlight)

– Announcement: Real Life: About this tiny human

If you have any questions about any of the above, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the show’s email address or the survey.

20: AMENorrhea and the ethics of practicing however you want to

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Robyn (Coale) Nohling and I team up to double down on the real talk. Robyn’s site, The Real Life RD, is a mix of her nursing and nutrition expertise. We share a passion for talking about amenorrhea, so this conversation became a nerdy fertility deep dive. Robyn shares her opinions and knowledge with a dose of her signature sass. We also cover her internship experience, some amazing career advice, and what the “tickets to health” but actually be. (Spoiler Alert: it’s not a cocktail of wellness supplements.)

In the conversation:

  • A little bit about Disney
  • What happens when you get your 5th choice internship
  • Career advice we should have all received early on
  • Amenorrhea and all the things we know, plus many that we don’t
  • Recovery, wellness, and the easiest way(s) to stay “healthy”
  • Thyroid hormones and what to look for
  • Coming soon: Robyn’s signature screening tool for physicians (!!!)

Robyn Nohling, RDN FNP | www.thereallife-rd.com

Twitter and Instagram: @thereallife_RD

19: Yogurt toast is the next big thing

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Amaris Bradley joins me in my kitchen! We don’t cook anything for you, but we talk a lot about food–specifically yogurt, cupcakes, and indulgent vegetables. Amaris is the Director of Partnerships at Partnership for Healthier America (yes, Michelle Obama’s health legacy). I wanted to get her thoughts on the food label changes, and tap into her communications expertise as well. She also enlightens us about how to plan some amazing travels.

In the news:

Amaris Bradley: @AmarisBradley

18: Sometimes, the streak ends with an ostrich

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Elizabeth (Liz) Shaw, of Shaw’s Simple Swaps, is on again! This time we talk less about career, more about gut health, tasting ostrich for the first time, calories, and living in Switzerland. We answer a listener question about these so-called “Macros” and put out a light PSA about GMO labeling (or lack thereof).

In the news:

The “huge diet mistake” Americans have made for years, and what one article suggests we do instead. It’s a fascinating history of calories and the woman who got it started.

Elizabeth Shaw: shawsimpleswaps.com | @shawsimpleswaps

17: We are not just donut-eating dietitians

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Sasha Bard Chamberlain joins us from the DMV (DC-MD-VA)! She’s a Nutrition policy and education specialist, a fellow UMD-College Park internship grad, and a “retired” yoga teacher. (We can’t do it all!) She worked with First Lady Michelle Obama on the Let’s Move! campaign, and is now with the USDA NEPB (we explain). She fills me in on another nutrition education program that does teach Intuitive Eating, and how her career eventually landed her in the nutrition world. Then we talk shop about how parenting can get in the way of kids eating intuitively. We also tap into her expertise—what does the recent news about school nutrition guidelines actually mean?

In the news:

And also: the best eats in Thailand, a small Instagram dilemma, and review of evolving nutrition philosophies.

16: You might love this type of internship

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Kylie Mitchell is baaaack! You may know her as ImmaEATthat, on Instagram and through her Eating Disorder (ED) recovery blog (immaeatthat.com). We talk about her new pregnancy feels, body changes, and how that first trimester has felt for her. (She also has some thoughts on pregnancy books, and which ones may not be worth a read.) We answer a listener’s question, cover some news in the ED world, and Kylie gets real about why she originally started posting recipes to her blog. (Bonus: Some well thought-out ideas on how to revamp the dietetic internship experience. It involves less Jell-o and more Netflix.)

Listener question: How are stress, amenorrhea, and moodiness related? (The negative loop of emotions is something I’ve experienced, as well.)

Resource plugs: Kylie’s site, the nonprofit I started in DC called the Lane 9 Project, and Robyn Coale’s Real Life RD.

In the news:

15: Yes, we’re willing to get political

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Christy Harrison, host of the popular Food Psych podcast, is on the show! She talks us through the maze of her career, how she eventually went from journalism to registered dietitian, and discovered the world of eating disorder treatment. As always, Christy is refreshingly open and honest about her ED history and how it has influenced her career, now helping her help others. We dive into some hot topics, from food politics to the ever-present intermittent fasting fad.

In the news:

  • We briefly discuss a study that highlights practices from anorexia that could be used for weight loss. Because, WUT?
  • We discuss intermittent fasting at length—why it’s still a fad, and a recent study done on “metabolically healthy obese adults,” who didn’t need to lose weight in the first place.

Fun fact: Christy does comedy improv in her spare time! Her podcast might not have happened without this unique side-hobby.  

14: This may (not) give you 27% of your Vitamin C for the day

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Carlene Thomas and her many hats join the show today!  She’s an entrepreneur, media maven, and food styling queen. She’s almost solely responsible for my renewed AND membership (we talk about that). She’s also been an inspiration as I start this private practice and join the business-owning RD world.

Real talk (jealous) moment: She did the Vermonster (Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream) challenge with her dietetic internship group. I watched people eat frozen meals during my internship. Not the same.

Carlene walks us through her business’ evolution, from nutrition counseling to food styling and working with the Food Network.“For me, a private practice was the safest choice.” (A rare tale.) Our talk gets inside the the process of prepping for a photo shoot, and the nutrition message she’s sending with her images.

In the news:

Your face is being targeted. How ads are changed to show you what they think you want (e.g. salads for women, sausage pizza for men)

Wasted food, wasted nutrients—could a new approach to food distribution save some of our country’s nutrients?  

  • CSA, Imperfect produce, Hungry Harvest

TED Talk mentioned in the episode: “Teach girls bravery, not perfection

Carlene Thomas: healthfullyeverafter.co | Twitter: @carleneHEA , Instagram: @healthfullyeverafter

13: Why you don’t need a WHY

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Julie Duffy Dillon, registered dietitian host of the “Love, Food” podcast, is on this week! Her expertise in Intuitive Eating and HAES was a refreshing addition to the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (VAND) meeting a few months ago. I stalked her after her presentation. That worked out well for me! Real talk: this is the stuff that saved my interest in, and passion for, nutrition.

In this episode, we dive into a tough listener question about “disciplined” vs. “disordered” eating, and why you don’t need a WHY or weight loss.

Julie Duffy Dillon: juliedillonrd.com, Twitter: @foodpeacerdn

12: Dry humping has no place in nutrition

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Lisa Valente is on the podcast this week! She joins us from Vermont, where she works as EatingWell Media’s Digital Nutrition and News Editor. We worked together years ago, so we have a lot to catch up on! In this episode, we skip a news review and instead talk about all of the following. 

But first, the survey! Please fill this out: RD Real Talk Listener Survey.

  • Why some people shouldn’t pursue the RD(N) career path
  • Why to join a group run when you think you might not want to
  • How our personal nutrition interests and philosophies have evolved since college
  • What nutrition fads we’re done with (#NoMoreSexWithPantsOn)
  • How recent research challenges what we were taught in school
  • What dietitians and freelance writers need to know to get a pitch to publish
  • What wedding food at a dietitian’s wedding looks (and tastes) like (BFD)

Check out Lisa’s work at EatingWell through both their print magazine and online posts! Twitter: @LisaDValente

11: They’re actually hashed brown potatoes (mixed with career advice)

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Jess DeGore joins me from Philadelphia today! We both graduated from the Penn State Nutrition program, but somehow missed each other (Jess has one thought on why). She vouches for Outpatient dietitian work and gives some career advice to graduating dietetic interns (if you’re listening)! We also dive deeper into hash browns than I knew possible, before we get slightly political about environmentally-friendly food choices.

In the nutrition news: 

Jess DeGore: dietitianjess.com | @dietitian_Jess on Twitter and Instagram

1:1 Real talk about Fit Fueling

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Real talk: I’ve both under and over-fueled for a few of my marathons. Then I met Intuitive Eating. It took me a whopping seven marathons to figure out how to properly and adequately fuel myself, according to both my needs and preferences. I want to tell you about why that matters, what I’ve learned, and how I’m bringing that information to you now (with Kelly Jones, RD CSSD).

I hope this is the first of many 1:1 chats we have, even though I know you can’t reply in real time. But you can leave me a topic request on heathercaplan.com/rd-real-talk-podcast/ , or email me anytime: RDRealTalk at gmail dot com!

Intuitive Eating dietitians mentioned on this episode:

Kelly Jones Nutrition (eatreallivewell.com), co-leading the Fit Fueling: Intuitive Eating for Female Athletes course with me. It starts Monday May 15—come join us!

  • Food Psych Podcast by Christy Harrison
  • Love, Food Podcast by Julie Duffy Dillon
  • ImmaEatTHAT.com by Kylie Mitchell
  • TheRealLife-RD.com by Robyn Coale

10: I guess we need a new word for “moderation”

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Heather Pavlik brings some zest to this week’s episode! She joins us from San Francisco, where she works in the startup tech world. We met over a salad lunch near AT&T park, and bonded over running, startup things, and some eye-roll moments. I’m glad I didn’t mention how full I was after that salad.

On this episode, we cover everything from a (shared) weird experience with Paleo book authors to the reason we should all consider a visit to Alaska (below-zero temps aside).

In the nutrition news:

Go find Heather Pavlik: Twitter & Instagram @heatherpavlik | HeatherPavlik.com

RD Careers: Elizabeth (Liz) Shaw, Consultant and Fertility Warrior

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Elizabeth (Liz) Shaw joins the RD Real Talk conversation to talk about Infertility awareness, her role as a consultant for food companies, and her amazing rollerblading skills. (Rollerblade community coming soon!) She launched Bumps to Baby this year to bring awareness to infertility and the real stories that happen with families who are trying to conceive. She is a networking rockstar and has great stories about how she put herself out to the world for the sake of business and personal growth.

!!Bonus!! Liz is hosting a Bumps to Baby giveaway for National Infertility Awareness Week, 4/23-29(details around 36:30). **Leave a podcast review on iTunes or comment on Soundcloud to enter the giveaway.**

Visit Liz to learn more about her work on the following sites:

shawsimpleswaps.com — bumpstobaby.com
Twitter and Instagram: @shawsimpleswaps

Episode 9: Pesticides, genetics, and a weight debate

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Sarah Waybright joins me from the DC area! She’s an aspiring farmer, and may be growing the vegetables for my CSA this summer. We have some odd audio issues, but power through to bring you a chat about pesticides, nutrigenomics (or “ix”) weight loss (or not), and school nutrition.

In the nutrition news:

Sarah Waybright: Twitter, Facebook & Instagram @WhyFoodWorks

Episode 8: EDBs are a real thing

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Kylie Mitchell is in the house! We talk all things related to eating disorders this week, because that’s her specialty (and I’m learning). We answer our first listener question, which leads to a stomach-acid-jacuzzi visual. Sometimes “real” gets weird. Kylie also explains what an EDB is—be on the lookout for one (or many) around you!

In the nutrition news:

Bonus: The #realtalk moment Kylie realized she was not meant to be a veterinarian.

Kylie Mitchell: immaeatthat.com | @immaEATthat (Instagram)

RD Careers: Stephanie Saullo (Sports RD)

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Introducing the RD Real Talk Mini-series: RD Careers! Stephanie Saullo is a sports dietitian in Charlotte, NC. She shares how she went from aerospace engineering to nutrition communications to sports dietetics. She has a private practice and works as a consultant, juggling a few roles to keep things interesting. The real question: How can we make her the first RD on Mars?

Episode 7: Don’t give us hard butter on soft bread

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Jenn Randazzo joins the show from San Francisco this week! Our bi-coastal mid-afternoon chat felt more like a happy hour with an old friend. (Jenn and I have known each other for less than one year.) We cover everything from Nancy Drew novels to gut health to Country Crock margarine (please opt for the real stuff: butter).  

In the nutrition news:

Bonus: a list of #TryPod suggestions from both of us!

Jenn Randazzo: Twitter & Instagram @jennyeatsplants

Episode 6: We all know that burrito baby feeling, right?

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Tina Gowin Carlucci is in the studio this week! My first in-house guest for the podcast, and her first time podcasting. We talk about her baby Burrito, entrepreneur lessons, and of course, some actual nutrition topics.

In the nutrition news:

Tina Gowin Carlucci: GoWinNutrition.com | @GoWinNutrition

(Stay tuned for a Burrito special at the end.)

Episode 5: Eat fish, Leonardo says

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Allison Tepper, another DC-based dietitian, joins me this week. We cover topics ranging from Whole30 to weight stigma to Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest sustainability recommendation.

In the news:

Allison: www.teppernutrition.com | Twitter: @AllisonMTepper

Episode 4: Between eggs and Bob Harper, who decides what’s “healthy”?

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Kelly Jones is back! And Bob Harper has reentered our lives. It was a weird week for nutrition.

In the nutrition news:

(Bonus! A thing about cookie dough. We’re INTERESTED.)

Kelly Jones: www.kellyjonesnutrition.com | Twitter: @EatRealLiveWell

Episode 3: Yes, we eat fries too

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This week I chat with Cara Harbstreet, of Street Smart Nutrition. When we first met in real life, we connected over a mutual love of Oiselle and running. In this episode, we bond over a mutual distaste for the idea that dietitians don’t eat french fries.

In the nutrition news:

Cara Harbstreet: street-smartnutrition.com | Twitter: @StreetSmartRD

Episode 2: Keeping it fresh

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This week’s RD Real Talk guest is Kim Hoban, of KHNutrition.com. We met two years ago, on an almond tour in California (because sometimes RDs take trips to learn about almonds). Now, we talk almost every week, as RD friends do.

In the nutrition news:

Kim Hoban: www.kimhobanrd.com | Twitter: @KimHobanRD

Episode 1: First, let’s talk about candy scandals

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Welcome to the RD Real Talk podcast! This is the first episode, so bear with us. For this round, I chat with fellow registered dietitian, Kelly Jones. Topics of real talk conversation: a recent candy scandal, how consumer purchases add up to Big Food changes, and an NPR article that completely overlooks the role of a dietitian in the supermarket.

In the nutrition news:

Kelly Jones: www.kellyjonesnutrition.com | Twitter: @EatRealLiveWell


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