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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 • 224 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.

    191: What are the Foundations of Anti-Diet Work?

    191: What are the Foundations of Anti-Diet Work?

    This is a brief preview of the virtual Anti-Diet RD Program I host via Teachable. Registration opens back up in September 2021, via heathercaplan.teachable.com. 
    In this short episode you'll hear about half of the first module, the Foundations of Anti-Diet Work! Obviously you can't see the slides, but hopefully you'll still "get the gist", as they say. 
    Article mentioned, differentiating fatphobia from anti-fat bias, can be found here. 
    Check out HeatherCaplan.Teachable.Com to learn more about what's offered in the course, and to join the course email list so you know when registration opens later this year!
    More Resources: 
    Resources mentioned: 
    Anti-Diet RD Training with Heather Caplan: https://heathercaplan.teachable.com/ Holding Space for Weight Loss Conversations — WIND Webinar with Bri Campos LPC RD2RD store: https://rd2rd.com/vendor/heatherdcrd/ Download the NEW Anti-Diet RD Guide to Weight Loss Conversations by clicking here, and subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter! 
    Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
    Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts! 
    Support the show and get exclusive content via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rdrealtalk
    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @RDRealTalk (IG), @heatherDCRD (Twitter)

    • 33 min
    BONUS: How I'm Taking Parental Leave as a Non-Diet Business Owner

    BONUS: How I'm Taking Parental Leave as a Non-Diet Business Owner

    How does a business owner in the non-diet space take parental leave? Well, this is one look at one person’s experience! (Mine; it’s my experience.) I’m preparing for my third parental leave as a non-diet business owner and podcaster, and am here to share what that looks like with transparency. If you have questions or find yourself wanting a little more info, reach out. I’ll share what I feel comfortable sharing, in hopes it’ll help you plan your own leave in some way! 
    And P.S. you (obviously) don’t have to have kids to take a substantial/important break from work. And P.P.S. parental leave is in no way shape or form a “vacation”; it’s a lot of work, just a different kind of work. 
    Download the NEW Anti-Diet RD Guide to Weight Loss Conversations by clicking here, and subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter! 
    Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
    Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts! 
    Support the show and get exclusive content via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rdrealtalk
    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @RDRealTalk (IG), @heatherDCRD (Twitter)

    • 32 min
    190: Bias, Unearned Privileges, and RD Identity — Conversations from the Anti-Diet RD Program

    190: Bias, Unearned Privileges, and RD Identity — Conversations from the Anti-Diet RD Program

    Let's talk about the biases that will, and do, pop up in anti-diet work! Let's talk about unearned privileges—how they influence anti-diet work. And let's definitely talk about trickiness of navigating a shifting RD identity, because it happens to many folx who are doing this work. 
    This episode is a glimpse into the nature of Group Discussions and trainings that are part of the virtual Anti-Diet RD program I lead via Teachable, and live sessions. You can purchase the recorded, self-paced version of this course for a limited time, by going to heathercaplan.teachable.com. (Closes 5/28/21!) Or, you can hang tight and join us in the Fall of 2021, for the next live cohort. 
    Want to check out a FREE Preview of the course? Click here to watch! 
    Download the NEW Anti-Diet RD Guide to Weight Loss Conversations by clicking here, and subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter! 
    Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
    Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts! 
    Support the show and get exclusive content via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rdrealtalk
    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @RDRealTalk (IG), @heatherDCRD (Twitter)

    • 14 min
    189: The NEW Standards of Practice for ED Dietitians

    189: The NEW Standards of Practice for ED Dietitians

    This episode features a panel of registered dietitians: April Hackert, Megan Kniskern, and Tammy Beasley. These three dietitians co-authored the Revised Standards of Practice (SOP) and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) for Registered Dietitians in Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders, published by  the Journal for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2020. We talk about why this paper was published, what changes are included, and how they added weight-inclusive language and standards to this publication. 
    Link to the full paper: Revised 2020 SOPs and SOPPs for ED and DE. 
    BIPOC Resource Share: Another nod to the work Whitney Trotter is doing, check out her BIPOC ED Providers list, and bookmark it for referrals. 
    Other resources mentioned: 
    Anti-Diet RD Training Program, self-paced version coming soon! NEW WIND Webinar happening on 5/20/21: Mindfulness of Trauma in Dietetics. Register here! RD2RD store: https://rd2rd.com/vendor/heatherdcrd/ Download the NEW Anti-Diet RD Guide to Weight Loss Conversations by clicking here, and subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter! 
    Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
    Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts! 
    Support the show and get exclusive content via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rdrealtalk
    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @RDRealTalk (IG), @heatherDCRD (Twitter)

    • 59 min
    188: Four Myths about Non-Diet Care

    188: Four Myths about Non-Diet Care

    This episode explores four common myths and misperceptions about the non-diet approach and intuitive eating. These are four things that have popped up with my supervision group recently, and I hope chatting about these things helps you too. Enjoy!
    BIPOC Resource:
    Sign up for the Anti-Racism Processing Group led by Shelby Gordon and Whitney Trotter RN RD (launching in June 2021!): $200 for 4 sessions
    Resources mentioned: 
    Anti-Diet RD Training with Heather Caplan: https://heathercaplan.teachable.com/ Holding Space for Weight Loss Conversations — WIND Webinar with Bri Campos LPC RD2RD store: https://rd2rd.com/vendor/heatherdcrd/ Download the NEW Anti-Diet RD Guide to Weight Loss Conversations by clicking here, and subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter! 
    Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
    Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts! 
    Support the show and get exclusive content via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rdrealtalk
    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @RDRealTalk (IG), @heatherDCRD (Twitter)

    • 19 min
    187: How to Provide Body Image Counseling Within Scope ft. Bri Campos LPC

    187: How to Provide Body Image Counseling Within Scope ft. Bri Campos LPC

    Bri Campos LPC, joins us again on the show to talk about how dietitians can provide body image counseling within our scope of practice. We talk about what is and isn’t in the scope of the dietitian’s practice when it comes to providing body image support, what to consider for your practice and services, what we mean when we say “holding space for,” and why it is so important to hold space for weight loss goals and bad body image days in this work. Bri is always a wealth of information on these topics!
    Resources mentioned: 
    Anti-Diet RD Training with Heather Caplan: https://heathercaplan.teachable.com/ Holding Space for Weight Loss Conversations — WIND Webinar with Bri Campos LPC Bri’s website for the multiple courses she offers can be found here Download the NEW Anti-Diet RD Guide to Weight Loss Conversations by clicking here, and subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter! 
    Where to find Bri: 
    @bodyimagewithBri The Body Image with Bri™ Podcast Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
    Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts! 
    Support the show and get exclusive content via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rdrealtalk
    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @RDRealTalk (IG), @heatherDCRD (Twitter)

    • 37 min

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