230 episodes

Hosted by award-winning Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Melissa Joy Dobbins, the Guilt-Free RD - "because food shouldn't make you feel bad!" Join Melissa’s conversations with a variety of experts on topics ranging from fad diets to farming and gain credible information to help you make your own, well-informed food decisions based on facts, not fear. For more information visit www.SoundBitesRD.com.

Sound Bites A Nutrition Podcast Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RD, CDE

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 173 Ratings

Hosted by award-winning Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Melissa Joy Dobbins, the Guilt-Free RD - "because food shouldn't make you feel bad!" Join Melissa’s conversations with a variety of experts on topics ranging from fad diets to farming and gain credible information to help you make your own, well-informed food decisions based on facts, not fear. For more information visit www.SoundBitesRD.com.

    Food Packaging: Recycling, Sustainability & Innovations – Dr. David Smith

    Food Packaging: Recycling, Sustainability & Innovations – Dr. David Smith

    The topic of food packaging is broad and complex, ranging from materials, functionality and sustainability to innovations, labeling and health claims.
    Tune into this episode with global R&D leader Dr. David Smith to learn about:
    Challenges and opportunities in food packaging The pros and cons of different food packaging materials The role of packaging in shelf life, decreasing food waste and other functions Packaging design to minimize waste, reducing “overpackaging” How packaging impacts shopping behavior and product satisfaction How consumer insights guide package innovations and trends How the pandemic impacted packaging trends and innovation What consumers can do to be better recyclers How companies are communicating with consumers about recycling The importance of understanding what your municipality offers and handles regarding recycling The clean label trend and tradeoffs Qualified health claims Full shownotes and resources at: https://soundbitesrd.com/222  

    • 56 min
    Go-To Recipes & Tools to Revolutionize Dinnertime

    Go-To Recipes & Tools to Revolutionize Dinnertime

    By the time dinnertime arrives, most of us are already experiencing a long day’s worth of decision fatigue. And if you’re like me, you’re always looking for that simple, yummy and healthy “go-to” recipe that will satisfy every family member and yet not require too much time in the kitchen or too many dishes to wash.
    Look no further because my friend, registered dietitian and author Jen Haugen, has solved the dinnertime dilemma for good with her new book “Dinner, Done!” I like to call this a “cookbook/workbook” because it is more than just a collection of recipes. In addition to the simple, tasty and healthy recipes, she shares her “forever dinner menu map” that literally puts an end to weekly meal planning.
    Tune into this episode to learn about:
    the “kitchen quiz” to help assess your individual needs and priorities family-friendly recipes that are fast and healthy the benefits of pressure cooking, air frying, smart grilling, one pot recipes and pizza night the forever dinner menu map that is a game changer for easy weeknight meals the best kitchen tools for busy families that save the most time a sample, six-week, dinner menu plan with simple side dishes for every weeknight the one-and-done grocery list so you are ready to make any meal any night of the week Full shownotes and resources at: https://soundbitesrd.com/221

    • 58 min
    Body Image & Your Relationship with Food – Ilene Leshinsky

    Body Image & Your Relationship with Food – Ilene Leshinsky

    It’s no secret that body image and self esteem are closely related and that many women (and men) feel dissatisfied with their body shape, size and/or weight. A person’s relationship with their body and with food can have a significant impact on quality of life. Body image disorders, eating disorders and disordered eating are too often the result of body dissatisfaction and chronic dieting.
    Tune in to this episode with guest Ilene Leshinsky, MSW, to learn about:
    the history and trends in weight and diet culture how a woman’s sizes relates to her “currency” the relationship between body image and weight, food and exercise why having “weight” as your primary focus keeps you stuck perspectives on whether intentional weight loss is healthy or not intuitive eating principles and how to begin implementing them staying on track with intuitive eating when it’s easier to rely on habits and autopilot how our bodies have innate wisdom that we can tap into to guide us on a healthful journey Full shownotes and resources at: https://soundbitesrd.com/220

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Micronutrient Deficiencies & Dietary Diversity – Dr. Ty Beal

    Micronutrient Deficiencies & Dietary Diversity – Dr. Ty Beal

    Micronutrient deficiencies are widespread globally, and not just in low- and middle-income countries. This is especially the case in population groups with increased needs and where diets are often inadequate in iron, zinc, folate, vitamin A, calcium, and vitamin B12. Current research is focusing on understanding the density of these micronutrients and their bioavailability across diverse foods.
    Tune in to this episode to learn about:
    how micronutrient deficiencies exist in every country in the world important concerns about dietary intakes in the U.S. and how they can be improved six specific micronutrients of public health concern strategies to achieve more diversity in our diets food sources that are rich in micronutrients we are often lacking the intersection of human health and planetary health how plant-based and animal-source foods have complementary nutrient profiles and contribute to healthy diets in different ways how all foods are capable of being produced sustainably when produced in the appropriate ecological context, using sustainable methods of production, and at the appropriate scale Full shownotes and resources at: https://soundbitesrd.com/219
    This podcast episode is a collaboration between Sound Bites® and Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner®., a program of the Beef Checkoff.
     

    • 44 min
    Omega-6 PUFAs, Inflammation & NAFLD – Dr. Martha Belury

    Omega-6 PUFAs, Inflammation & NAFLD – Dr. Martha Belury

    We often hear that dietary fat is bad for us, that there are good fats and bad fats, and that the ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fats in our diets is important. However, current research on the topic is more complex and nuanced. This episode addresses questions regarding how much fat Americans are consuming, what fat intake requirements and recommendations are and the current research on omega 6 polyunsaturated fats and health outcomes.

    Tune in to this episode to learn about:
    Omega 3 vs omega 6 fats and the ratio of 3:6 Metabolic syndrome, adipose distribution and adiponectin what NAFLD is and why it’s important to address this condition dietary fats and inflammation research on PUFAs and health the role of oxylipins in fat metabolism and health the different types of dietary fat and common food sources fatty acid intake requirements and recommendations essential fatty acids, linoleic and linolenic acid data on U.S. fat intake how different types of fat intake impacts health outcomes Full shownotes and resources at: https://soundbitesrd.com/218

    • 56 min
    Rising Food Costs & Supermarket Solutions – Krystal Register

    Rising Food Costs & Supermarket Solutions – Krystal Register

    Tune in to this episode to learn about:
    the many factors contributing to rising food prices trends in shopping habits tips for shopping healthy on a budget what consumers and retailers can do to decrease food waste meal planning and preparation resources how retailers are responding to consumer interest in health and wellness the role of the dietitian in the grocery store setting Full shownotes and resources at: https://soundbitesrd.com/217

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

bruhs ,

Deep dive!

I’ve listened to episodes here and there…and they’re all great and packed with useful information that is relatable. Keep doing what you’re doing because nutrition comms is your calling!

JenaMWood ,

Favorite podcast!

Melissa is an excellent host and her show offers a wide variety of nutrition and health topics and presenters. I find myself either learning something new entirely or unique ways to describe nutrition topics to my clients every episode. Perfect for healthcare professionals, students and consumers alike!

It failed. ,

Sell out

Food industry apologist come here to misinform us about nutrition. I’m sorry but there’s no justification for having a sugar industry representative on a nutrition podcast.

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