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Hi, I'm Natalie Nation (AKA "That" Nation). I'm a dietetic intern, a masters of public health student. I'm a health educator, content creator, I have ADHD, and I LOVE mac and cheese!


College life, college health, and college wellness is important to me! I make content to connect with you, bring you information, share my story and my struggles, and most importantly, I am here to LEARN, just like you!

Join me on your favorite podcast platform every Wednesday to talk about healthcare student truths, college and grad school advice, nutrition hot takes, and whatever else I can come up with!

Feed That Nation Natalie Nation

    • Health & Fitness
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Hi, I'm Natalie Nation (AKA "That" Nation). I'm a dietetic intern, a masters of public health student. I'm a health educator, content creator, I have ADHD, and I LOVE mac and cheese!


College life, college health, and college wellness is important to me! I make content to connect with you, bring you information, share my story and my struggles, and most importantly, I am here to LEARN, just like you!

Join me on your favorite podcast platform every Wednesday to talk about healthcare student truths, college and grad school advice, nutrition hot takes, and whatever else I can come up with!

    What Were My WORST College Grades? + My REAL GPA || Feed That Nation

    What Were My WORST College Grades? + My REAL GPA || Feed That Nation

    I talked once about how in college, your grades and your GPA do not matter and aren't that important...but it's time to put my money where my mouth is! What were MY worst college grades? In this episode of Feed That Nation, I'm talking all about my worst grades in undergrad, what they were, what classes I earned them in, whether I've had to retake any classes, and what I've learned.   

    Some of the links below may be affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may receive a small commission if you click through and make a purchase.   

    My favorite vegan, gluten-free microwave mug cake!!  https://coconutwhisk.com/collections/all-mixes/products/stocking-stuffer-bundles/?ref=feedthatnation 

    Use coupon code "FEEDTHATNATION" for $3 off!  

    Mentioned in this episode:  

    My toasted sesame oil from the Stillwater Olive Oil Company: http://www.stillwateroliveoil.com/home.html 

    Jessica Isaacs, aka Jessica the Sports RD: instagram.com/jessicathesportsrd/

    Episode: Your GPA is Not Important: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/your-college-gpa-does-not-matter-kinda-feed-that-nation/id1444763352?i=1000478354253  

    My name is Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student, future registered dietitian, health educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and health issues, advice, and hot-takes. I want college students to have the tools they need to be successful, confident, and healthy in their college experience! Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that.  

    Follow Me:  

    Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation 

    Blog: feedthatnation.com 

    Pinterest: pinterest.com/feedthatnation 

    Podcast: feedthatnation.com/links/  

    Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library  



    The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.

    • 26 min
    Calling Out Toxic Diet Culture In College

    Calling Out Toxic Diet Culture In College

    College Diet Culture...well...there's a lot to unpack! In this episode of Feed That Nation, I'm calling out some of the most toxic, pervasive, and harmful elements of college diet culture that contribute to disordered eating and body dissatisfaction in college students. From the freshman 15 to pinterest bullet journaling exercise "goals", I have THOUGHTS on the subject!  

    TRIGGER WARNING: I'm talking about a lot of uncomfortable issues, including weight loss and weight gain, eating disorders, body-shaming, food-shaming, and more. If these or similar topics are topics that will trigger you, make you feel unsafe, or harm your mental health, PLEASE do not watch this episode.   



    Mentioned in this episode:  

    Statistic #1: https://www.healthline.com/health-news/eating-disorders-on-college-campuses-are-on-the-rise 

    Statistic #2: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27350388/ 

    National Eating Disorders Association Help & Support Resources: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support 

    Busting Myths About The Freshman 15, part 1: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-about-the-freshman-15-part-1/id1444763352?i=1000424827105 

    Busting Myths About The Freshman 15, part 2: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-about-the-freshman-15-part-2/id1444763352?i=1000424827104 



    Dietitians on Instagram who talk all things body acceptance, health at every size, and eating disorder recovery:  

    Megan Medrano, RD: instagram.com/meganmedrano.rd 

    Anna Sweeney, RD: instagram.com/dietitiananna 

    Christyna Johnson, RD: instagram.com/encouragingdietitian 

    Dylan Murphy, RD: instagram.com/dylanmurphy.rd  



    About Me

    My name is Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student, future registered dietitian, health educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and health issues, advice, and hot-takes. I want college students to have the tools they need to be successful, confident, and healthy in their college experience! Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that.  



    Follow Me:  

    Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation 

    Blog: feedthatnation.com 

    Pinterest: pinterest.com/feedthatnation 

    Podcast: feedthatnation.com/links/  

    Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library  



    The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.

    • 37 min
    Taking Care Of Yourself In College 101 || Feed That Nation

    Taking Care Of Yourself In College 101 || Feed That Nation

    In this video, I'm walking through EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about how to take care of yourself as a college student. I chat about the challenges of "adulting", how college sets us up to fail, and I give practical, real-life tips for caring for every part of your health and well-being. 

    Mentioned in this episode: 

    My blog post, "50 Radical Acts of Self Care For Strong College Students"

    The 7 dimensions of wellness: https://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/wellness/sevendimensionsofwellness

    My previous podcast episode: The Nutrition Starting Line and Making Positive Change

    My "follow" for the week: @vitamin_ri, aka Maria Sylvester Terry, MS RD. (she passed the RD exam three days after I recorded this episode!)

    Show notes/time stamps bc this is a LONG one!


    0:00 Introduction
    1:28: Food, Follow, Fun! (Food: Homemade Ramen. Follow: Maria aka @vitamin_ri. Fun: socially distanced picnics.)
    4:22: The challenges college students face in caring for themselves
    8:15: The 7 dimensions of wellness (in which I mistakenly forget to name "social wellness" as one of the 7 dimensions)
    11:48: Caring for your physical wellness
    19:51: Caring for your emotional wellness
    24:50: Caring for your spiritual wellness
    27:33: Caring for your social wellness
    31:54: Caring for your environmental wellness (I misspeak once here and say "emotional" when I intended to say "environmental")
    37:21: Caring for your "Academic" wellness
    44:52: Wrap-up and outro

    My name is Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student, future registered dietitian, health educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and health issues, advice, and hot-takes. I want college students to have the tools they need to be successful, confident, and healthy in their college experience! Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that.  

    Follow Me:  

    Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation 

    Blog: feedthatnation.com 

    Pinterest: pinterest.com/feedthatnation 

    Podcast: feedthatnation.com/links/  

    Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library  



    The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.

    • 47 min
    College Student Professional Development: Exploring Your "Why" || Feed That Nation

    College Student Professional Development: Exploring Your "Why" || Feed That Nation

    College Student Professional Development: Exploring Your "WHY"  

    Why do you want to study what you are studying? Why do you want to become a (doctor, accountant, park ranger, waitress)? In this episode, I walk you through exploring the answer to your WHY, how to know if your chosen major or career matches that WHY, and how it is completely, 100% okay that your WHY isn't completely fleshed out. As college students, our "why" is ALWAYS changing. And that's okay!  

    Mentioned in this episode: 

    My video: "Did you choose the wrong major?? Advice for College Students" https://youtu.be/OXOIWagGqaU

    My Almond Lavender Shortbread Cookies: https://feedthatnation.com/gluten-free-almond-lavender-shortbread-cookies/

    Tiffany Ima, Body confidence and wellness creator: instagram.com/tiffanyima

    Mr. Kate's DIY decorating ideas for quarantine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWe3lB4-JvM

    My name is Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student, future registered dietitian, health educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and health issues, advice, and hot-takes. I want college students to have the tools they need to be successful, confident, and healthy in their college experience! Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that.  

    Follow Me:  

    Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation 

    Blog: feedthatnation.com 

    Pinterest: pinterest.com/feedthatnation

    Podcast: feedthatnation.com/links/  

    Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library  

    The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.

    • 19 min
    Things You Don't Need To Buy For College || Feed That Nation

    Things You Don't Need To Buy For College || Feed That Nation

    Repeat after me: Your dorm room does NOT need to look like a photo on pinterest! 

    I'm talking all about the things you don't need to buy for college, why social media and anxiety pressure you to spend money, and why there's no shame in not spending hundreds (or thousands!) of dollars on pinterest-worthy decorations, planners, and throw pillows for your dorm room.   

    Mentioned in this episode: 

    Angry Tomato Salsa: angrytomatosalsa.com 

    Dena | @theartsypalate: instagram.com/theartsypalate 

    Excelsior Candle Co: @excelsior_candle, excelsiorcandleco.com  

    My name is Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student, future dietitian, health educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and health issues, advice, and hot-takes. I want college students to have the tools they need to be successful, confident, and healthy! Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that.  

    Follow Me:  

    Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation 

    Blog: feedthatnation.com 

    Pinterest: pinterest.com/feedthatnation 

    Podcast: feedthatnation.com/links/

    Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library  The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.

    • 26 min
    Self Care for College Students + My Self Care Journey || Feed That Nation

    Self Care for College Students + My Self Care Journey || Feed That Nation

    Did you know, sometimes self care means doing your homework and NOT watching Netflix? In this episode, I'm talking all about my self care journey as a college student. I used to struggle with self care because I felt like I was bad at it, when in reality, I didn't understand that self care meant making INTENTIONAL choices to take care of myself.

    My name is Natalie Nation (aka: “that” Nation!). I am a Dietetic Intern and Masters of Public Health student, future dietitian, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Feed That Nation is a place to explore college and health issues, advice, and hot-takes. I want college students to have the tools they need to be successful, confident, and healthy! Join me every Wednesday and Saturday in videos and podcasts with real talk from a real-life college student who has been there, eaten that.

    Follow Me:

    Instagram: instagram.com/feedthatnation

    Blog: feedthatnation.com

    Pinterest: pinterest.com/feedthatnation

    Podcast: linktr.ee/feedthatnation

    Music: “Crimson Fly”, YouTube Audio Library

    The information given is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please seek out licensed health-care professionals for medical questions and concerns.

    • 25 min

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DogeyDogeyDoge ,

Delightful!

I love the topics that are covered. I love nutrition, so those episodes are always my favorite, but nearly every episode is something food-related, and always very interesting. Keep it up 👍

MadTex99 ,

I Love Natalie!

Natalie has controlled the diet of me and my band mates while we’ve been on tour for two summers now! Every meal had a great balance of vegetables, fruits, carbs, proteins, and fats while also being delicious! You rock and I can’t believe it took me forever to find your podcast

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