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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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Feb 20, 2018

“IBS patients experience such life-altering symptoms that they report being willing to give up to 25% of their remaining life for a treatment that offers symptom relief (according to an international survey).” – Kate Scarlata  

Kate Scarlata is a registered dietitian and NY Times Best Selling author with expertise in digestive health. Her new book, The Low FODMAP Diet: Step by Step, was published in December 2017. Kate launched a grassroots campaign called “I Believe in Your Story” which raises funding for research for IBS and provides a safe place for patients to share their stories on her blog and on Instagram. She advocates for IBS patients so they can get the medical guidance and care they desperately need and deserve. Kate also has a private practice in Massachusetts. 

Tune in to the show to find out:

  • What does FODMAP stand for?
  • What foods contain FODMAPs?
  • What is the FODMAP diet?
  • Why are there three phases to the diet?
  • What can you do if you suffer with digestive distress?

For the full show notes and resources visit www.SoundBitesRD.com

Feb 6, 2018

“Food and agriculture innovation doesn’t come only from Monsanto, Cargill, and McDonald’s. It comes from students, nonprofit scientists, university professors, and struggling entrepreneurs. Fostering an environment that is hostile to innovation and growth in food and agriculture not only thwarts the plans of Big Food but also makes it harder for scientists to get their innovations to market.” – Jayson Lusk

Jayson Lusk is a food and agricultural economist who studies what we eat and why we eat it. He is a Distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics program at Purdue University and the author of: Unnaturally Delicious: How Science and Technology are Serving Up Super Foods to Save the World (2016) and The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto about the Politics of Your Plate (2013). A researcher, writer and speaker, Lusk has published more than 190 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals on topics ranging from the economics of animal welfare to consumer preferences for GMOs to the impacts of new technologies and policies. He has been listed as one of the most prolific and cited food and agricultural economists of the past two decades, won numerous research awards, given hundreds of lectures for businesses, nonprofits, trade industry organizations, and universities in the US and abroad, and has been interviewed or published or appeared in national media outlets such as the New York Times and Fox News.

Tune in to the show to find out:

  • Do people really want to know more about farming?
  • Why transparency isn’t always appreciated
  • Why cage-free isn’t what most people think
  • What Jayson learned from a group of pessimistic students
  • What Jayson says about the microwave, broccoli and kale
  • Why people keep romanticizing agriculture
  • What the “vote-buy” paradox is
  • Some of the unintended consequences of clean labels
  • How the concept of “trade-offs” can help us think differently

 

For the full show notes and resources visit www.SoundBitesRD.com

Jan 23, 2018

“Happiness is a health issue. This is the founding principle of my first book which aims to teach women how to work with their bodies, treat themselves with empathy, and embrace this truth: You cannot be on a diet and be kind to yourself at the same time.” – Rebecca Scritchfield

Rebecca Scritchfield is a registered dietitian, certified exercise physiologist, author of the book Body Kindness: Transform Your Health From the Inside Out—and Never Say Diet Again, and host of the Body Kindness podcast. She runs a non-diet private practice focused on well-being enhancement in Washington, DC. After coming to terms with her own body image issues and chronic dieting, she realized that a ‘weight loss focused’ approach was not helpful to her clients. This inspired her to embark on a multi-year journey of studying positive psychology, motivational interviewing, and the research around weight-inclusive approaches to improving health.  

 

For the full show notes and resources visit www.SoundBitesRD.com 

 

Jan 9, 2018

“It’s never too late to eat well, move well and be well. And it doesn’t have to be hard, either. Too many people think it’s “too hard, or too expensive, or too time consuming, or too late” but it isn’t! Small steps toward food and fitness can reap big rewards. People over 50 are interested in nutrition and health but they don’t know where to get credible, common sense information – that’s why this book was born!” – Dr. Chris Rosenbloom 

Dr. Chris Rosenbloom wanted to be a dietitian since she was a teenager. Her high school year book picture has “future dietitian” under it. Today, she has over 40 years’ experience in nutrition, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and nutrition professor emeriti at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She recently released her first consumer book, Food & Fitness After 50, which she co-authored with Bob Murray, PhD, FACSM and was published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Chris runs a small business, Chris Rosenbloom Food & Nutrition Services LLC, to provide nutrition consultation to food and nutrition marketing firms, food companies, and professional organizations. 

For the full show notes and resources visit www.SoundBitesRD.com 

 

Dec 19, 2017

I’m taking you behind the scenes of my show today! Find out what’s in store for the show in 2018, which episodes are my faves and which ones are rated most popular. Get answers to some questions I’m often asked but haven’t discussed before on the show. Learn what I think the secret sauce is and if I’m going to monetize the show! Be sure to take my survey – I would love to hear your feedback!! 

On my Sound Bites Podcast I delve into the science, the psychology and the strategies behind good food and nutrition. I interview a variety of guests on a variety of topics pertaining to the latest research on food, nutrition, diets, medical conditions and agriculture. I strive to promote sound science, smart nutrition and good food, so that my listeners can make their own, well-informed nutrition and health decisions based on facts, not fear. Join in on my conversations with some of the best and the brightest in the field of nutrition and learn about tips and resources to help make meaningful steps toward better health.

For the full show notes and resources visit www.SoundBitesRD.com

Dec 12, 2017

“You do not have to give up the foods you love for the sake of your health. In fact, trying to do so will only backfire as deprivation creates more cravings, not less. Small changes really can make a big difference. I believe the best, and the easiest, way to better health is simply to cook. A little bit of kitchen “magic” can go a long way!” – Marlene Koch 

Known as a “Magician in the Kitchen” for her amazing ability to make excess sugar, fat and calories simply disappear, Marlene Koch is a nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist, culinary expert, television personality, and the New York Times bestselling author of the Eat What You Love series of cookbooks. A frequent guest on national television including QVC, Marlene passionately believes everyone should be able to enjoy all the foods they love, and be healthy too. Or, as Marlene like to say, everyone deserves chocolate cake.  

For the full show notes and resources visit www.SoundBitesRD.com

Nov 28, 2017

Dr. James O. Hill is a Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine, and Director of the Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center. Dr. Hill’s research examines factors that contribute to obesity and factors that are important in reducing obesity. He is a co-founder of the National Weight Control Registry and co-author of the book State of Slim: Fix Your Metabolism and Drop 20 Pounds in 8 Weeks on the Colorado Diet. Dr. Hill shares his insight and learnings from his work, along with the newly published research study: The Beef WISE Study: Beef’s Role in Weight Improvement, Satisfaction, and Energy. This research was conducted at the University of Colorado and adds to the growing body of evidence demonstrating lean beef can contribute to a healthy weight loss diet. Funding for this research was provided by a grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the National Center for Research Resources and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and the Beef Checkoff.

For the full show notes and resources visit www.SoundBitesRD.com

Nov 7, 2017

“I think the biggest value I provide is helping people find that fine line between good science and bad science. I enjoy being able to read through scientific studies, then make them sound like English - not like a foreign language, telling people clearly why bad science is inaccurate, and furthermore cutting through the occasional bit of bad science reporting.... with a side of dirty jokes.” – SciBabe aka Yvette d’Entremont

Yvette d’Entremont (AKA SciBabe) is a scientist, writer and public speaker. She worked as an analytical chemist for years before running SciBabe full time. This platform allows her to fight myths and pseudoscience using a combination of science and humor. Yvette holds a B.S. in chemistry, a B.A. in theatre, and a Master’s degree in forensic science with a concentration in biological criminalistics. 

Yvette is partnering with SPLENDA® to develop humorous, evidence-based content that “debunks junk science” about sucralose. 

For the full show notes and resources, visit www.soundbitesrd.com

Oct 31, 2017

“Food is one of the most intimate relationships we have. At General Mills Bell Institute we are interested in what people are really doing and what they really need. We are on the journey with our consumers, making changes along the way, and making sure we are meeting modern day health & wellness trends. After all, our purpose is to “Serve the world by making food people love.” – Amy Cohn

Amy Cohn is a Registered Dietitian and a Manager at General Mills Bell Institute of Health, Nutrition & Food Safety where she engages with Registered Dietitians and other health professionals on topics pertaining to food, health, and nutrition.  As a health & nutrition steward for General Mills, Amy leads the Global Professional Partnerships team building and scaling relationships with impactful health influencers around the world and communicating science in a compelling, engaging and sharable manner. Prior to General Mills, Amy worked as a Nutrition & Culinary Services Director in the long-term care and assisted living industry, a clinical Registered Dietitian in the VA Health Care Systems and in nutritional and pharmaceutical sales. Dietetics is her second career – she has a BFA in acting and enjoyed working as an actress on stage and on TV. 

For the full show notes and resources visit www.SoundBitesRD.com

Oct 17, 2017

Stacey is an award-winning broadcaster and speaker. She produces and hosts the weekly podcast Diabetes Connections. For more than a decade, Stacey hosted Charlotte’s top-rated morning radio news show. She worked as a TV anchor and reporter in Charlotte at CBS affiliate WBTV and in Syracuse and Utica, New York. She won several Associated Press awards in her time as a TV medical reporter.

Stacey’s son, Benny, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2006, one month before he turned two years old. Shortly thereafter, Stacey began writing about diabetes and is now a community blogger & speaker for Animas Corporation (part of Johnson & Johnson). She is very active with the Charlotte Chapter of JDRF and donates all profits from her award-winning cookbook, I Can’t Cook, But I Know Someone Who Can, to JDRF.

For the full show notes and resources, visit www.soundbitesrd.com.

Oct 4, 2017

Ellie Krieger is a registered dietitian and the leading go-to nutritionist in the media today, helping people find the sweet spot where delicious and healthy meet. She is the host and executive producer of the Public Television cooking series “Ellie’s Real Good Food,” and well known as the host of Food Network’s hit show “Healthy Appetite.”  

Ellie is a New York Times bestselling, James Beard Foundation and IACP award-winning author of five cookbooks. Her most recent is You Have it Made: Delicious, Healthy Do-Ahead Meals (Jan 2016). She is a weekly columnist for The Washington Post and she has been a columnist for Fine Cooking, Food Network magazine and USA Today. Ellie speaks regularly at events around the country, appears on national television shows, such as Today, Good Morning America, and The Wendy Williams Show, and has been featured in magazines like Better Homes and Gardens, People, and Self, to name a few. 

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

Sep 19, 2017

“I honestly believe this is a public health concern, particularly for those at risk for heart-related conditions” – Ellen Schutt 

Ellen Schutt is the Communications Director with GOED, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s. GOED is an omega-3 trade association that works to educate about the importance of marine omega-3s. Most Americans (95%) do not get enough omega-3s and may not even be aware they aren’t getting enough. Omega-3s are important for many different reasons: heart health, brain health, eye health, and prenatal and maternal health. In this episode, we discuss the health benefits and the various options to increase omega-3 intake.

 For the full show notes go to www.soundbitesrd.com.

Sep 6, 2017

“Research suggests that preconception lifestyle, which includes the time between pregnancies, matters more than ever before – and for MEN, too!” – Liz Ward 

Elizabeth Ward is an award-winning nutrition communicator and author of several books about family nutrition. Her latest book is Expect the Best, Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During and After Pregnancy. As a registered dietitian, writer, recipe developer, and mother of three, Liz believes in progress, not perfection, and so she blogs at BetterIsTheNewPerfect.com. 

 

Aug 22, 2017

“I’m passionate about empowering people to make the best food choices they can in their everyday lives, without fear, guilt, or doubt. Eating isn’t a contest we’re all in to see who does it the best. It’s a personal journey where you get to show up for practice every single day, ready or not”.– Robyn Flipse

Robyn has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for over 40 years and has worked in a variety of settings, including heading the nutritional care department in a hospital, running a busy private practice, teaching nutrition courses at several colleges and developing specifications for dietetic foods for a specialty food company. For the past 15 years she has operated her own Nutrition Communications business where she draws on her credentials as a cultural anthropologist to interpret changing eating patterns and food trends for food companies and how they may impact dietary policy. 

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

Aug 8, 2017

“It’s never too late to turn back the clock on your health! Simple lifestyle changes can help reverse damage, regardless of past health mistakes, to help you live, feel and look years younger.” – Dr. Michael Roizen

Michael Roizen, MD, Chief Wellness Officer and Chair, Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, is a Past Chair of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee and a former editor for six medical journals. He has published more than 165 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 100 textbook chapters, 30 editorials, and four medical books. He is one of the cofounders of the website RealAge.com, and still chairs its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Roizen is also the co-author of the New York Times bestselling YOU: Owner’s Manual series of books, author of This is Your Do-Over: The 7 Secrets to Losing Weight, Living Longer and Getting a Second Chance at the Life You Want, and co-author of AGE-PROOF: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip.

 

Jul 25, 2017

“Ditching diets doesn’t mean you are letting yourself go; it means you are letting yourself be.” – Beth Rosen

 

Beth Rosen, MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian and owner of Goodness Gracious Living Nutrition.  She practices a non-diet philosophy and is a Health at Every Size® practitioner.  Her practice is located in Southbury, CT and virtually.  Beth has a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree, both in Nutrition, and has been working in the field for over 20 years. She subscribes to a non-judgmental, weight-neutral approach to wellness and has credited her clients’ success to the idea that small changes add up to big results.  Beth provides her clients with the tools to restore their bodies to health – whether it is by freeing themselves from the vicious, chronic cycle of dieting and empowering them to heal their relationship with food and their body, or freeing themselves from the quality-of-life altering symptoms of digestive diseases.  In addition to working one-on-one with clients, Beth has written for major publications, overhauled school lunch programs, and created nutrition programming for individuals and community groups.  

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

Jul 13, 2017

“Don’t fall prey to diets that eliminate whole food groups, especially grains and carbs. Whole grains like sorghum can provide beneficial nutrients to the diet and allow some great fun and variety, too.” – Lauren Harris-Pincus

 

Sorghum was recently named the “It Grain” by the James Beard Foundation. It’s a naturally gluten-free whole grain, it’s high in fiber and antioxidant rich, and it’s good for digestive health and blood pressure. On this episode we hear from a dietitian and recipe developer who shares tangible tips to use sorghum in your diet to boost your nutrition, and a representative from the United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP) about the history, farming and sustainability of sorghum, as well as tips for using sorghum syrup as a marinade blend when you’re grilling!

Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN, is a nutrition communications specialist, speaker, spokesperson, and dietitian in private practice where she specializes in weight management and prediabetes. She is the owner and blogger behind nutritionstarringyou.com and author of the newly released book: The Protein-Packed Breakfast Club, which features easy, high protein breakfast recipes with 300 calories or less to help you lose weight and boost metabolism. She is a consultant for the USCP.

Doug Bice is the Market Development Director for the USCP and has a background in the Battery Industry, Metals Recycling, and Biofuels.

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

Jun 22, 2017

“Recent scientific research has shown that peanut allergy can be prevented by introducing peanut-containing foods into the diet early in life..” – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN, LD is a registered dietitian nutritionist and consultant for the National Peanut Board in Atlanta, GA. She is an expert in food allergies and has experience in clinical pediatrics and school nutrition. She has been the brains and personality behind the Twitter handle @PeanutRD since 2012, boasting the reasons to enjoy peanuts and peanut butter, from their outstanding nutritional benefits to their delicious taste and culinary versatility—with indulgences along the way. Sherry is also a sought-after food allergy expert and a former nutrition supervisor for a major metro Atlanta school district. Plus, she’s a busy mom of an active young boy.

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

 

Jun 13, 2017

“Turkey is a great ‘blank canvas’ for a wide variety of flavors, seasonings and marinades, making it a versatile choice for almost any dish. It’s also naturally low in fat and packed with lean protein to satisfy your appetite for health and fitness.” – Farmer Gary and Chef Dan

 

Gary Cooper, of Cooper Farms, is one of America’s turkey farmers. As a second generation farmer, he has been working full-time in the industry for 42 years and runs the family business along with his brother and sister. Today, Cooper Farms is a leading food supplier, selling a variety of fully-cooked and ready-to-cook turkey, ham and chicken products. Though the company has egg and hog facilities, most of its business involves turkeys.

Dan Phalen is the Corporate Executive Chef at Luby’s Fuddruckers. Chef Phalen has over 25 years of culinary experience and has been with Luby’s for 11 years developing the culinary services division and oversees all culinary for Luby’s cafeterias, Luby’s Culinary Services, Fuddruckers and Cheeseburgers in Paradise restaurants. Dan is a native Houstonian who lives in Spring with his wife and two children. His daughter, Danielle, just completed her master’s degree in dietetics.

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

May 30, 2017

“You’re the only person who can do the hard work of managing this chronic disease, but if you do it well, while forgiving yourself for the occasional bad day, bad attitude, or poor choice, you’ll be better off.” – Amy Myrdal Miller 

 

Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND, is an award-winning Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, farmer’s daughter, highly regarded public speaker, published author, and founder and president of Farmer’s Daughter® Consulting, Inc., a privately-held agriculture, food, and culinary communications firm. She has lived well with type 1 diabetes for nearly 40 years and shares her story of diagnosis, a father with type 1 diabetes, a home economist grandmother, growing up on a farm and what it’s like to be a dietitian with diabetes. 

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

May 18, 2017

“At the age of 42, I wrote my first book on the gluten-free diet but did not know at the time I had celiac disease. I wasn’t diagnosed until age 52. The change in my health has been so dramatic since I have gone gluten-free.” – Shelley Case 

Registered dietitian Shelley Case is an international gluten-free nutrition expert, speaker, consultant, and author of the national best-seller Gluten Free: The Definitive Resource Guide.  

Ironically, at age 42 she wrote her first book on the gluten-free diet to help clients and registered dietitians but did not know at the time she had celiac disease. She did not get diagnosed until ten years later at the age of 52.  Shelley’s new 5th edition book is now available and it’s jam-packed with practical information about the gluten-free diet. Whether you are a consumer, health professional, chef, food manufacturer or anyone else who needs accurate information about this complex diet…Gluten Free: The Definitive Resource Guide is the book for you!

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

 

May 2, 2017

 “Healthy eating today is one tough job! The good news is simple tweaks in food choices and eating habits often set you on a healthier path.” – Hope Warshaw

 

Hope Warshaw is a nationally recognized dietitian and diabetes educator with years of experience and expertise as an author, freelance writer, media spokesperson and consultant. She is a contributing editor for Diabetic Living Magazine, writes the Nutrition Q&A column in The Washington Post and in 2017 is the Immediate Past President of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. 

Hope offers practical and realistic solutions for healthier eating – to individuals in counseling sessions and to millions through her best-selling books, magazine articles, social media and TV or radio interviews.

Hope is a go-to expert on weight control tips, diabetes management and meal planning, healthier restaurant eating, low calorie sweeteners and general nutrition guidance. She has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, TV Food Network, ABC Live, The Diane Rhem Show and many local TV and radio shows.

Hope has been quoted in USA Today, US News, HEALTH, Shape, Diabetes Forecast, Eat This Not That, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Today’s Dietitian, Men's Fitness, and more. 

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

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

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