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Sound Bites with Melissa Joy Dobbins

Hosted by award-winning Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Melissa Joy Dobbins, the Guilt-Free RD - "because food shouldn't make you feel bad!" TM. The Sound Bites Podcast delves into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition. Join Melissa as she interviews experts including researchers, academics, authors, dietitians, nutritionists and more. Topics include: healthy diets, dieting and weight management, diabetes, agriculture, farming, and other hot topics in the media. Melissa promotes sound science, smart nutrition and good food - and wants you to walk away with credible information to help you make your own, well-informed nutrition decisions based on facts, not fear. For more info visit: www.SoundBitesRD.com
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Apr 18, 2017

 “The term ‘healthy’ is as subjective as ‘tasty’ – and it’s used by grandmothers and marketers all over the world to “sell” food.” – June Jo Lee

June Jo Lee is a Food Ethnographer, User / Stakeholder Experience Designer and Strategist. She has spent over a decade in ordinary and extraordinary kitchens to understand how and why we eat.

As the Resident Food Ethnographer for Google Food and UMass Dining, June Jo provides user insights, multi-stakeholder design and strategic visioning. She is a member of Google Food Lab and speaker at food industry events including Grain Gathering, Monterey Bay Aquarium, CIA’s Menu of Change, Oldways, Nutrition and Health, American Heart Association, Natural Expo West, National Cooperative Grocers and FARE. Previously, she was VP of Strategic Insights at The Hartman Group, leading qualitative research projects for Whole Foods Market, Safeway, Target, Starbucks’ Evolution Fresh, Dairy Management Inc, Kraft, Nestle, Hersey, Heinz, General Mills, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo. 

June Jo studied anthropology at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and started her career in food as a produce team member at the original Whole Foods Market in Austin. She grew up between Seoul Korea, Texas and California.

You can read the full show notes at www.soundbitesrd.com

Apr 4, 2017

“Diabetes doesn’t just affect me – it affects my whole family. When I was diagnosed, everyone was diagnosed. It’s a multiple person battle.”- Carmel  

 

When my niece Carmel was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes three years ago at the age of 14, I felt sad and helpless. As a diabetes educator, I wanted to support her and her family but I didn’t know how. I finally realized that the best way to do that was to continue to see Carmel for who she is – a sweet person whom I love very much – and know that diabetes is just one small part of her. However, diabetes is a huge part of Carmel’s day to day life, and her family’s life, too! I sat down and talked with Carmel and her mom Gina to find out more about their diabetes journey to share with you as part of my Do MORE with Diabetes series. 

Get the full show notes at www.soundbitesrd.com.

Mar 21, 2017

“To every person who has felt guilty or confused at the grocery store – May this give you the permission to feel good about your family’s food!” - Michele Payn  

 

“Food is at the center of so many traditions. Food is essential to our bodies. Food deserves to be celebrated, enjoyed and shared. The same could be said about the truth in food.” – Michele Payn

Michele Payn, CSP, is the author of the newly released Food Truths from Farm to Table, who speaks from the intersection of farm and food to bring clarity and common sense to the grocery store. Already named an Amazon #1 New Release, Payn’s new book brings an unheard voice in the highly emotional food debate and helps readers understand how food is really produced, answers food critics and points out how food marketing and labels are often half-truths or even “less-than-half-truths.”

Known as one of North America’s leading farm and food advocates, Payn has an in-depth understanding of both sides of the plate and is passionate about getting back to the truth in food raised the right way, by the right people, for the right reasons. She is an in-demand media resource whose work has appeared in USA Today, Food Insight, Food & Nutrition Magazine, Grist, and others as well as on NPR and CNN. She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation, awarded to <10% of speakers worldwide and holds degrees in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science. 

You can read the full show notes at www.soundbitesrd.com

Mar 7, 2017

“I believe you can control your diabetes instead of letting it control you. I live with diabetes every day and want to show others how you can thrive with diabetes….in spite of diabetes.” – Toby Smithson

 

Toby Smithson is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. She has a master’s of science degree in nutrition and wellness with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. In addition to her professional credentials, Toby has successfully managed her own type 1 diabetes for over 4 decades.

Toby has been a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for nine years, is the founder of DiabetesEveryDay.com and author of Diabetes meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies.

Toby kicks off the new Do M.O.R.E. with Diabetes series on the podcast, so look for more interviews with diabetes experts as well as people who live with diabetes every day.

You can read the full show notes at www.soundbitesrd.com

Feb 21, 2017

“I believe good food makes your life better. I believe feeding your soul makes your life richer. My passion is sharing the news that delicious food can be enjoyed and healthful—on the same fork.” – Judy Barbe

Judy Barbe is a registered dietitian who has been bringing realistic solutions to tables for more than 20 years. As the author of Your 6-Week Guide to LiveBest, Simple Solutions for Fresh Food & Well-Being and LiveBest Seasonally, a Fresh Approach to Living with Vitality, she shows people how to make better-for-you choices through her website, original recipes, speaking engagements, newspaper columns, blogs and webinar series. 

Judy’s unique perspective includes representing local dairy farmers, participating in her own family’s cattle ranch and being a beekeeper. These farm-to-table experiences help her bridge the gap between urban customers and today’s modern farming practices. 

Judy educates both nutrition professionals and the public on the topic of food waste, providing ideas they can implement at home to be part of the solution to this global concern. Her recipes and recommendations have been featured on MensFitness.com, Lovoinc.com, Shape.com, FitnessMagazine.com, FilmJournal.com, and WeightWatchers.com. 

You can read the full show notes at www.soundbitesrd.com

Feb 8, 2017

Survey Says: Many consumers are choosing “clean” and “mindful” eating as their path to healthier living instead of “dieting”. More than 1700 Registered Dietitians weighed in on the fifth annual “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey by Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian. 

Pollock Communications and leading nutrition trade magazine, Today's Dietitian, released the results of their fifth annual "What's Trending in Nutrition" national food trend survey, which polled over 1,700 registered dietitians (RDs) across the country on the upcoming year's big trends in food and eating. This year overall, results reveal a decline in consumers' interest in dieting. Instead, many are choosing clean and mindful eating as their path to healthier living. For the last five years, the “What's Trending in Nutrition” survey has been a leader in identifying and tracking the next significant trends in food for the upcoming year including what foods are topping the coveted Top 10 Superfoods list.

Dr. Jenna A. Bell is a Senior Vice President, Director of Food and Wellness for Pollock Communications where she helps healthy brands translate science for consumers and connect with the nutrition experts. Jenna is the co-author of Energy to Burn:  The Ultimate Food & Nutrition Guide to Fuel your Active Lifestyle and Launching Your Dietetics Career.  She is an international presenter at professional conferences, has been published in scientific journals, and has been featured in countless print publications and on the web including Us Weekly, Self Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Men’s Health, and Runner’s World, and has appeared on the Daily Buzz, ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates, local and national radio programs and podcasts. 

Jenna is a two-time Ironman Finisher and has completed three marathons. In addition, she has competed in numerous sprint and Olympic distance triathlons and road races. She is co-founder of Swim, Bike, Run, Eat! and has provided nutrition seminars with professional athletes at major athletic events like the Boston Marathon, the ING New York City Marathon, Bank of American Chicago Marathon and the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI. 

You can read the full show notes at www.soundbitesrd.com

Jan 26, 2017

“Cooking with Love and Loving to Eat…I’m on a mission to provide both adults and youth with delicious and nutritious recipes and tips to optimize performance and fuel health.” – Sarah Koszyk

 

Sarah Koszyk is a sports dietitian and weight management specialist and the founder of Family. Food. Fiesta., a healthy recipe blog including kid cooking videos and meals the entire family will enjoy. She is the author and co-author of multiple books including: 25 Anti-Aging Smoothies for Revitalizing, Glowing Skin, Brain Food: 10 Simple Foods that will Increase Your Focus, Improve Your Memory and Decrease Depression, Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Superfoods Diet to Detoxify, Energize, and Supercharge Fat Loss and her newest book: 365 Snacks for Every Day of the Year.

Sarah writes monthly columns for many publications including UltraRunning magazine, Swimmer magazine, NutritionJobs, and ExerciseJobs. She is bilingual in Spanish and English, and is a Nutrition Coach for individuals and families in both sports nutrition & weight management.

You can read the full show notes at www.soundbitesrd.com

Jan 10, 2017

“Don’t base your food and nutrition decisions on scary headlines and rush to eliminate entire food groups from your meals. Instead, check the facts with reliable sources and a registered dietitian nutritionist.” – Neva Cochran

 

Neva Cochran is a nutrition communications consultant in Dallas. She works with a variety of food and beverage industry clients to promote science-based food and nutrition information, translating it into consumer-friendly messages people can use to enjoy eating a nutrient-rich diet.

Her expertise lies in looking beyond the sensationalized food and nutrition headlines trumpeted in the media to discover the real facts and the true story.  She wants people to know that good nutrition is not about avoiding certain foods or categorizing foods and ingredients as “good” and “bad” but about eating a variety of foods in moderation, balancing choices and burning calories through more physical activity so you can enjoy the foods you love.

You can read the full show notes and activate all the links and resources at www.soundbitesrd.com.

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