RD Real Talk Podcast

Dietitians keeping it real, covering the week’s nutrition news and 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 here for show notes (below). 

I host the RD Real Talk podcast, because I’m a fan of both real talk and registered dietitians (RDs). I want consumers to know nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. I’m interested in hearing my fellow dietitians’ opinions on health news, hot topics, and research. I’m also interested in the work they’re doing, how we can support each other, and how you can work with them (as consumers or dietetic students). So, we talk about all of those things!

“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 

Questions and Requests

If you have a topic request, question, or would like to be a guest on the podcast, let me know on via the RD Real Talk form.

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A variety of sponsorships and advertisement options are available to dietitians who want to promote their services, projects, media, etc. Sponsorships are also available to organizations and companies that work with dietitians. Contact: RDRealTalk@gmail.com for details. 

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RD Real Talk Podcast Show Notes

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:
– Why teens (and adults) are not seeking eating disorder (ED) treatment
– What should gyms do about compulsive over-exercisers (if anything)?

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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Requests: If you have a topic request, question, or would like to be a guest on the podcast, let me know on this RD Real Talk form.