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Dietitians have a lot to say about nutrition, food, and health. Join host Heather Caplan and her registered dietitian (RD) peers as they talk shop, share their philosophies, and keep it real with you. Discussion topics include weight-inclusive nutrition and dietetics, intuitive eating, sports nutrition, career paths, and more.

RD Real Talk - Registered Dietitians Keeping it Real Heather Caplan

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 234 Ratings

Dietitians have a lot to say about nutrition, food, and health. Join host Heather Caplan and her registered dietitian (RD) peers as they talk shop, share their philosophies, and keep it real with you. Discussion topics include weight-inclusive nutrition and dietetics, intuitive eating, sports nutrition, career paths, and more.

    220: How to Produce a Podcast for 5 Years—Podcast Systems, ROI, and Why End It

    220: How to Produce a Podcast for 5 Years—Podcast Systems, ROI, and Why End It

    It's me, your host, Heather Caplan on the finale! My friend, confidant, and now WIND Team member, Kim Hoban, joined me again to help navigate this final conversation for the RD Real Talk show! 
    In this episode, we talk about: 
    why I started the show
    how I put systems in place 
    what systems I used and how much time it took
    the "Return on investment" for podcasting as a non-diet dietitian
    what it felt like to come back to the show after my last maternity leave
    and why it's ending!
    I'm leaving the show, and wrapping up this project! But, I'm not leaving the weight-inclusive space. You'll find me at all things WIND (Weightinclusivenutritoin.com), and on Instagram @heatherdcRD. In the next few months, I'm hosting the WIND Business Brainstorm, and the WIND Business Owners Mastermind group! Find more information about those things on our newsletter: weightinclusivenutrition.com 
    Thank you SO MUCH for being here! Keep in touch. 
    Cheers, 
    Heather 

    • 54 min
    219: How Tessa Nguyen is Diversifying Dietetics With a Dream Job

    219: How Tessa Nguyen is Diversifying Dietetics With a Dream Job

    Tessa Nguyen joined this episode of RD Real Talk to chat about accepting her ultimate dream job (with Diversify Dietetics), what happens when recipe bloggers don't do The Work, her four years in South Korea, and so much more! Tessa's multi-ethnic heritage and lived experience across multiple countries have centered her in providing inclusive services founded in cultural humility.
    Tessa is the brand new dietetic internship coordinator for Diversify Dietetics! She's also an internationally acclaimed chef, registered dietitian and educator. As founder and principle of Taste Nutrition Consulting, her talents come to life in many forms. She creates deliciously diverse recipes, does cultural auditing, content development, speaking engagements and various media work. 
    Resources mentioned:
    Diversify Dietetics Website Diversify Dietetics IG Where to find Tessa:
    Website: https://thetessanguyen.com/  IG: https://www.instagram.com/thetessanguyen/  Email: hello@thetessanguyen.com Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @heatherdcRD heathercaplan.com  RD Real Talk Show Notes Link @RDRealTalk on IG

    • 41 min
    218: Spilling The Nutrition Tea with Shana Spence!

    218: Spilling The Nutrition Tea with Shana Spence!

    Shana Spence, MS, RDN, CDN is here to chat about what it’s like on the other side of screen as a social media influencer, and how she runs a business while working a 9-5. Shana shares how she sets social media boundaries, goes through her content creating process and the future of The Nutrition Tea. 

    You probably know Shana from her Instagram account, @thenutritiontea where she bring you all the “tea” on nutrition. For those who don’t know, Shana is a registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in New York and labels herself as an “eat anything” dietitian. She wanted to create a platform for open discussion on nutrition and wellness topics to help folks navigate all the information circulating. 
    Connect with Shana:
    The Nutrition Tea Website @thenutritiontea on IG @thenutritiontea on TikTok Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @heatherdcRD heathercaplan.com  RD Real Talk Show Notes Link  @RDRealTalk on IG

    • 35 min
    217: Live at WIND in Denver with Cara Harbstreet and Whitney Trotter

    217: Live at WIND in Denver with Cara Harbstreet and Whitney Trotter

    Cara Harbstreet and Whitney Trotter joined this episode LIVE in Denver, CO at the first in-person WIND event since 2020. This was made possible by partnering with Gaudiani Clinic, Eating Disorders Foundation, and SuperBill.
    We start this conversation off with some fun topics including pet peeves while traveling, favorite emojis, and superpowers. Cara and Whitney then share how the shift into virtual work has affected their businesses and what major initiative they would want to spearhead within the weight-inclusive healthcare and/or cultural space.
    This episode is sponsored by Way Health. Way is a mindful eating app that helps you find peace in your relationship with food and your body. Grounded in mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy, they focus on what makes the body feel good and what makes you feel good about your body as an avenue to long-term eating behavior change. Find Way on the Apple Store and other places where apps are sold!
    Cara and Whitney answer two audience questions:
    How are you taking care of yourself and focusing on client care while trying to balance what’s happening in the spaces of underrepresented identities? How are you balancing micro or macro aggressions against yourself, your colleagues, and your clients from other professionals while also dealing with the anger, exhaustion and frustration that comes up for you? A little about our guests:
    Cara Harbstreet (she/her) is a registered dietitian and owner of Street Smart Nutrition. Her business includes nutrition commutations, recipe development, individual counseling and Twitter clapbacks. You can find out more about Cara and her work at streetsmartnutrition.com or follow her on IG at streetsmart.rd
    Whitney Trotter (she/her) is both a registered dietitian and registered nurse. She is an anti-racism consultant and educator, a human trafficking advocate and a clinician. She specializes in eating disorder treatment and collecting pink coffee mugs. You can find out more about Whitney and her work at whitneytrotter.com or follow her on IG at whitneytrotter.rd
    Resources mentioned:
    Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics  BIPoC ED Conference Monique Melton Anti-Racism Educator Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @heatherdcRD
    heathercaplan.com 
    RD Real Talk Show Notes Link
    @RDRealTalk on IG

    • 39 min
    216: From Culinary School to Eating Disorder Dietitian with Kymber Stephenson

    216: From Culinary School to Eating Disorder Dietitian with Kymber Stephenson

    Kymber Stephenson (she/her) is a Colorado-based dietitian who is especially passionate about disordered eating management and prevention. On this episode, we talk about everything from Kymber’s Shark Tank ideas to her attending culinary school and her work as a culinary dietitian to how she became an eating disorder dietitian.

    Kymber is focused on educating her clients about the multifaceted ways history, marketing, food systems, culture, psychology, and body image affect health, relationships to food, nutrition and body. She now works with clients to truly fall in love with food again, acknowledging not only its nourishing properties but truly embracing its comfort, tradition and fun.
    Resources Mentioned:
    Side by Side Nutrition Fearing the Black Body Johnson & Wales University Outpatient ED Training:
    EDRD Pro Marci Evans' Courses Where to find Kymber:
    Side by Side Nutrition sidebysidenutrition on IG Side by Side Nutrition on FB Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @heatherdcRD heathercaplan.com  RD Real Talk Show Notes Link @RDRealTalk on IG

    • 40 min
    215: One big thing your non-diet work might be missing

    215: One big thing your non-diet work might be missing

    If you're craving a close, consistent community of fellow non-diet providers, but don't know where to go to start building that squad, this is the episode for you. Meet: The Mastermind Group.
    Facebook groups, Instagram, and big conferences aren't it. A small, tight-knit group of fellow providers who are IN it—business development, anti-diet work, etc.—aka a Mastermind, could be exactly what you need. 
    If you are ready to join my Mastermind and Supervision group package, CLICK HERE. Or email me: RDRealTalk at Gmail dot com.
    This episode is a conversation between Kim Hoban RD and me, your host, Heather Caplan RD, about our 3-year experience in a small Mastermind group together. We talk about how that group was so formative to our businesses and our work, and how we made it happen!
    Why did I (Heather) want to create the Mastermind space Why did Kim decide to join What happened during our meetings Why is it helpful to be in these conversations together, not just seeing the Highlight Reel How do we define a Mastermind group experience Why it's helpful to be in community with a variety of experiences and perspectives What big projects we each did *because* of our Mastermind group experiences Kim is now part of the Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (WIND) team. So, the ripple effects of the Mastermind group keep flowing! 
    Kim Hoban RD: @KimHobanRD, KHnutrition.com
    Heather Caplan RD: @heatherdcRD, HeatherCaplan.com

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

dogmomca2256 ,

Thank you!

This has been such a helpful podcast for me as a provider. I appreciate Heather’s candor, humor, and overall approach to these topics. Thank you, Heather!

JLBaugh ,

Wonderful critical thinker

This podcast is thoughtful and well presented. Heather talks about so many important issues within nutrition care for patients. I appreciate this podcast so much as a new RD!

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Heather, host of the RD Real Talk podcast, highlights all aspects of nutrition, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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