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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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Dec 27, 2016

“I don’t tell people what to think….I give them something to think about” – Milton Stokes

Milton Stokes is the Director of Global Health and Nutrition Outreach for Monsanto where he engages with Registered Dietitians and other health professionals on topics pertaining to food, agriculture, and nutrition.  Before coming to Monsanto, Milton had a professorship and directed a dietetic internship at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT.  He also owned a private nutrition counseling practice with offices throughout Connecticut and is a former restaurateur.

Milton was a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the New York City media market and a freelance writer for consumer magazines covering food, nutrition, and health.  His fourth book was a New York Times best seller, and his latest book, “Launching Your Career in Nutrition and Dietetics”, 2nd edition, is a comprehensive and essential guidebook to help dietetics and nutrition students thrive in the classroom as well as during the internship, and landing that first job.

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

Nov 29, 2016

“Dinner is a great place to share a meal and so much more…I’m all about family and setting an example when I set the table. I teach people how to eat to make themselves feel good – emotionally and physically – and I truly believe that if you raise your kids to enjoy food because of the way it tastes and the way it makes them feel, you’re teaching them a lesson for life that’s more important than most of the subjects they learn in school.” – Bonnie Taub-Dix 

 

Bonnie Taub-Dix is the author of Read It Before You Eat It, a media consultant to global companies and a freelance journalist for US News & World Report, TODAY, Everyday Health, and several other sites. Bonnie makes sense of science and proves that nutritious and delicious can coexist on the same plate at every meal and snack. She believes that food is fun, festive, and for promoting wellness. It’s not about deprivation, punishment or excess. The key is trying to find the balance YOU need for your particular body and lifestyle.

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

Nov 1, 2016

“True confession: Despite the fact that I’m a registered dietitian, a food blogger and love to cook, my family of 3 isn’t always stellar about eating meals together… even “experts” aren’t perfect so you don’t have to beat yourself up if you think you’re failing in the family meal department. That’s why I love to share tips and tricks that might help YOUR family!” – Deanna Segrave-Daly

Deanna Segrave-Daly is a Philadelphia-based, food-loving dietitian who co-owns Teaspoon Communications, a food–focused nutrition communications group that consults with a variety of health and food organizations. She blogs at Teaspoon of Spice, with her business partner, Serena Ball, sharing healthy recipes, delicious photography, kitchen hacks and even mishaps in the kitchen. Their motto is “two dietitians who love food as much as you do.” 

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

 

Oct 20, 2016

“Raising healthy kids is one of the hardest jobs of parenthood – from picky eating, childhood obesity, food allergies, sports nutrition, and eating disorders to the endless doubts about what to feed your children.” – Jill Castle

 

Jill Castle is a registered dietitian and America’s Childhood Nutrition Expert. She is the author of Eat Like a Champion: Performance Nutrition for Your Young Athlete, co-author of Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School, founder of the blog Just the Right Byte, and creator of The Kids Healthy Weight Project, an online nutrition and feeding course for parents.

Mealtime is not about what your kids eat; it’s about being together and HOW you feed them—this has an equal, if not stronger effect on overall eating. Dinner together in a positive setting and atmosphere not only helps kids and teens eat healthier, it may curtail negative behaviors like experimenting with drugs and alcohol and other risk-taking behavior. Communication and connection are the keys!

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

May 3, 2016

Today’s episode is about arsenic, rice, and food safety –everything you need to know from a pediatrician and a mom. 

Arsenic in rice sounds about as scary as it can get when it comes to something in your food that you’re not too keen on eating. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released their risk assessment on arsenic levels in rice products, so I talked to Dr.Claire Chehrazi, pediatrician, to find out more about what this means for our food and our families.

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

Apr 5, 2016

Today’s episode is about The Family Dinner Project – a growing movement of food, fun and conversation about things that matter. FDP is a nonprofit organization based at Harvard University.

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

Mar 22, 2016

Manuel Villacorta MS, RD, is a registered dietitian and author of three books: Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Superfoods Diet, Peruvian Power Foods, and Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger and Keep the Weight Off for Good. Born and raised in Peru, Manuel is the owner of a San Francisco-based private practice, MV Nutrition. He's a former media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and regularly appears on TV and radio, blogs for The Huffington Post and is quoted in articles published in print and online.

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

Mar 8, 2016

Today’s episode is about Do MORE with Dinner! This is the second episode in this series – my daughter Sarah and I are dishing about where we get our meal and recipe ideas & inspiration! 

Although Do MORE with Dinner is about so much more than recipes, Sarah and I thought it would be good to focus this episode on that and then we can move on to other aspects in future episodes. So today we talked about some of our favorite sources for meal and recipe inspiration including my “ginormous” binder, Pinterest and some of our favorite cookbooks.

If you are looking for ways to be healthier and happier, want to provide nutritious and delicious meals for your family, or want to enjoy your family time more, you might be interested in my “do more with dinner” idea.

For more information and the show notes visit www.SoundBitesRD.com 

Feb 23, 2016

Sharon Palmer, RDN, is a registered dietitian, food and nutrition blogger, writer, editor and author, and plant-based nutrition expert. As a registered dietitian with 16 years of health care experience, she channels her nutrition experience into writing features covering health, wellness, nutrition, and cuisine. She is a passionate writer about food and environmental issues, and has published a number of features on plant-based diets, hunger, agriculture, local and organic foods, eco-friendly culinary practices, sustainability, food safety, and food security. 

Sharon is here today to give us some insight into the top nutrition trends for 2016, and you might be surprised at what's on the horizon! To see all the show notes and access the resources mentioned, click here.

Feb 4, 2016

Are you looking for ways to be healthier and happier? Do you want to provide nutritious and delicious meals for your family? Do you want to enjoy your family time more? Then maybe you’ll be interested in my “do more with dinner” idea. This is NOT about “doing” more – it’s about getting more, having more, enjoying more. It’s about family time and food – eating, cooking, shopping, etc.

I sat down with my daughter, Sarah, the other day to talk about how we’ve been doing more with dinner the past few months and some of the ways we will do more in the coming year. This is the first of many episodes where I’ll be chatting with Sarah as well as experts like dietitians and psychologists to share ideas and inspiration.

For more information and the show notes click here.

Feb 2, 2016

Today’s episode is about how to have your cake and eat it, too! In other words….modifying recipes for less sugar and fat, and more protein.

Jamila Rene is a Registered Dietitian and founder of No Nonsense Nutritionist. She is a food product developer and also a personal trainer in training. She has a “no nonsense” approach to healthy living: “nutrition and wellness is not black and white, good or bad. It’s all about finding what’s right for YOU.” With a degree in Food Science, Jamila is an expert at “experimenting” in the kitchen and loves to “play” with food to create recipes that are better for you.

 

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Jan 12, 2016

Today my guest is Dr. Jo Lichten. Dr. Jo is a PhD nutritionist and registered dietitian. She has presented more than 1000 programs at conferences and is the author of 5 books including REBOOT – how to power up your energy, focus, and productivity.

You can read the full show notes here.

Jan 5, 2016

Today’s episode is all about vitamins - the confusion about getting them from food vs. supplements, what to take and how much. Vitamins are a confusing topic and vitamin deficiencies can have a significant impact on our health and how we feel. In the book, The Vitamin Solution, doctors Levitan and Block cut through conflicting data about vitamins and minerals and provide a concise, medically-sound approach to supplement use.  They explain which supplements can be helpful, which can be harmful, and which are altogether unnecessary. They explore health conditions and symptoms, including diabetes, hair loss, fatigue, hot flashes, and more; and address preventive care, providing perspective on topics such as screening tests.

You can read the full show notes here.

Dec 22, 2015

Today my guests are Kirsten and Blake Angell. Kirsten is is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, and the owner of Link 4 Nutrition/Link for Diabetes, and Blake is a cattle rancher and partner in Lundgren Angus Ranch, Kirsten's family owned registered Angus operation located in western Kansas. For the show notes and all the resources, click here.

Dec 8, 2015

Today’s episode focuses on "transformational" weight loss and the important, yet different, roles of diet and exercise in weight management.

Today my guest is James O. Hill, Ph.D., the founding Executive Director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. One of America's foremost experts in weight management, he has spent over 25 years researching the causes of weight gain, adiposity, and obesity and how to prevent or treat these problems. He leads over 100 researchers studying obesity, has published over 500 scientific articles and lectures widely about weight management. He is a key developer of the America on the Move program and is well known as a co-founder of the National Weight Control Registry, which follows over 6000 people who have lost weight and kept it off permanently.
Dr. Hill's work strives to give people, in simple terms, the basics of weight management and show how you can make simple changes in your lifestyle that dramatically change your body weight.

You can read the full show notes here.

 

Nov 23, 2015

Welcome to my Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
Today’s episode focuses on a 'no nonsense' approach to healthy living!

Jamila Rene is a Registered Dietitian and founder of No Nonsense Nutritionist. She is a food product developer and also a personal trainer in training. she has a no nonsense approach to healthy living: "nutrition and wellness is not black and white, good or bad. It's all about finding what's right for YOU."

Jamila's story begins as an overweight child and continues through severe eating disorder treatment as a teen. As she continued her journey toward health she became a dietitian, food scientist and fitness enthusiast. Her goal is to empower others to take control of their own lives and get to where they want to be in life to be healthier and happier.

You can read the full show notes with all the resources here.

Nov 11, 2015

Welcome to my Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
Today’s episode focuses on savoring healthy foods as if they were a fine wine. Can broccoli be as sexy as champagne? Let's find out!

Annette Hottenstein is a Registered Dietitian and Professional Taste Tester (aka Sensory Science) with 15 years’ experience working for companies such as Pepsico and McCormick spices.  She has traveled the world conducting taste tests on foods such as chips, soft drinks, breakfast pastries, and restaurant entrees.   Three years ago she left her job in corporate R&D to transform herself into the Food Sommelier.  Her goal is to help people discover the taste of good health through the appreciation of healthy foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables.  In addition to healthy foods, Annette has a legendary sweet tooth and is known to indulge in homemade baked goods and just about anything containing chocolate.  Her secret to eating these types of foods is that LESS is MORE if you know how to appreciate them.

You can view the full show notes here.

Oct 28, 2015

Welcome to my Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
Today’s episode focuses on HOW you can still enjoy the foods you love by choosing the right portion sizes, and shares a new tool to help you do just that.

 Amanda Clark is an award winning Australian Dietitian with over 25 years experience. Her mantra is to deliver clear, concise and realistic advice about food and nutrition. She is the author and creator of Portion Perfection which helps people visualize how much to eat for weight control.

You can get more information here.

Oct 14, 2015

Welcome to my Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
Today’s episode focuses on why diets don't work and why breaking free from diet prison is a better approach.

Don't let food get in the way of what matters!
Today my guest is Kait Fortunato, a registered dietitian in private practice in the DC Metro Area. She is also an author of 2 workbooks and a national speaker on REBELLING Against Diets. As a REBEL Dietitian, Kait encourages people to rebel against dieting and stop allowing the media to dictate our happiness. She shows clients that diets don't work - 95% of people will regain the weight in 2-5 years. Kait wants you to eat what you love and still be able to focus on your health and nutrition goals - allowing for flexibility with food and embracing a positive body image.

 To get the full show notes, click here.

 

Sep 30, 2015

Welcome to my Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
Today’s episode focuses on food colors, hyperactivity and child nutrition.

Today my guest is Dr. Keith Ayoob, an Associate Clinical Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City where he has maintained a clinical practice for over 25 years, specializing in obesity, child nutrition, and family dynamics.

 See the full episode show notes here.  

Sep 16, 2015

Welcome to my Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.  Today my guest is Keri Gans, a registered dietitian nutritionist, media personality, speaker, spokesperson and writer. She is also the author of The Small Change Diet and a member of the advisory board for Shape Magazine and resides in NYC.

Today’s episode focuses on why diets don't work - and what DOES.

 

For more information and show notes visit www.SoundBitesRD.com

Sep 2, 2015

On this episode we discuss using the past to understand the present. How can we make eating part of a well-lived life, a daily pleasure that neither scares us nor takes an inordinate amount of time and money.  And of course how to extend that to the whole world. 

Today’s guest is Rachel Laudan, author of the prize-winning global food history, Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History. For many years she was a history professor in various American research universities, specializing in history of science and technology. She has been interested in food all her life from an upbringing on a dairy and wheat farm in England to cooking and dining on five different continents.

For more information and show notes visit www.SoundBitesRD.com/blog

 

Aug 19, 2015

Today’s episode focuses on the enjoyment of food, increasing culinary confidence, and the often misunderstood business of farming.

My guest is Amy Myrdal Miller.  Amy is the founder and president of Farmer's Daughter Consulting. Amy is a registered dietitian nutritionist and farmer's daughter from North Dakota who focuses her work on food, farming, flavor and fun.

For more information and show notes, visit www.SoundBitesRD.com.

Aug 4, 2015

Welcome to the Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, the psychology and the strategies behind good food and nutrition.

Today my guest is Jennie Schmidt.  It's not every day that you meet a farmer, and even less often that you meet a farmer who is also a dietitian! From her unique perspective and this intersection of two distinct areas of knowledge and skill, Jennie has experience in both the nutritional value of food and in food production itself.

On this episode we discuss simple steps you can take to eat well, reduce stress and improve your health.

For more information and show notes visit www.SoundBitesRD.com/blog.

 

Jul 22, 2015

In this episode we discuss delicious food and recipes based on the best kept diet secret, the DASH Diet. Author Rosanne Rust shares how you can stop hypertension and lower cholesterol without medication. Rosanne is a registered dietitian, freelance writer and author, and nutrition communications consultant. She’s authored 5 books in the “For Dummies®” series.

For more information and show notes visit www.SoundBitesRD.com/blog

 

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