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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

    • Nutrition
    • 4.8 • 219 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.

    181: What IS Diet Culture?

    181: What IS Diet Culture?

    Jessi Haggerty, registered dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor, joins me for a podcast series of questions! 
    In this episode of the series, we totally deconstruct diet culture, why it matters, and how to recognize it in all its sneaky tactics. For example, most recently diet culture decided to slap “Intuitive” in front of fasting, trying to gaslight folx into thinking that meticulously planning ahead and eating at certain times of day while fasting for an exact number of hours is, in any way, intuitive.
    Resources mentioned: 
    Anti-Diet RD Group Supervision only: Come join us!  Anti-Diet RD Course here: https://heathercaplan.teachable.com/ Where to find Jessi: 
    Instagram: @jessihaggertyrd Website: jessihaggerty.com Twitter: @jessihaggertyrd Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
    Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts! 
    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @RDRealTalk (IG), @heatherDCRD (Twitter)
    Subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter and find more of Heather’s work, or how to work with her, on heathercaplan.com

    • 32 min
    180: How to Launch A Course for Dietitians & Anti-Oppression Work With Rosie Mensah MPH RD

    180: How to Launch A Course for Dietitians & Anti-Oppression Work With Rosie Mensah MPH RD

    Rosie Mensah MPH, RD joins us on the show to give us the real talk on anti-oppression work, launching a course, and being flexible in your experiments. On this episode we also talk about Rosie’s new course for dietitians and RDs2Be, CEDAR (Culture, Equity, Diversity, and Race). We talk about why she created it, what she is teaching fellow dietitians through it, and the real, behind-the-scenes action of bringing a course like this to life.
    Resources mentioned: 
    Rosie’s course link Anti-Diet RD Group Supervision only: Come join us!  Where to find Rosie: 
    Instagram: @therosienutrionist Website: https://therosienutritionist.com/ PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/therosienutritionist Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
    Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts! 
    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @RDRealTalk (IG), @heatherDCRD (Twitter)
    Subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter and find more of Heather’s work, or how to work with her, on heathercaplan.com

    • 36 min
    REPLAY: What To Know About Body Image and Secure Attachments

    REPLAY: What To Know About Body Image and Secure Attachments

    Bri Campos LPC, aka @bodyimagewithbri (on Instagram and TikTok), gives healthcare practitioners the real talk about body image, secure attachments, and self-esteem. We talk about what body image is and isn't, her own body image process and how it influenced her work, and the influence of body image on our behaviors, lifestyle, and even career choices. We also dive into Attachment Theory, and how secure attachments and self-esteem might affect body image (among many other things). 
    Resources mentioned: 
    Register for the 2021 virtual WIND Spring Symposium! WIND Facebook group Anti-Diet RD Group Supervision: Come join us!  Bri will be a featured expert in March 2021! WIND Webinar (for practitioners): How to handle body image conversations by Bri Campos LPC Where to find Bri: 
    @bodyimagewithBri How to find out more about working with Bri: https://linktr.ee/bodyimagewithbri The Body Image with Bri™ Podcast Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
    Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts! 
    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @RDRealTalk (IG), @heatherDCRD (Twitter)
    Subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter and find more of Heather’s work, or how to work with her, on heathercaplan.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    179: Opening A Weight-Inclusive Private Practice Anytime

    179: Opening A Weight-Inclusive Private Practice Anytime

    Esther Tambe MS, RDN, CDCES joins us to talk about how she opened up her weight-inclusive private practice during a global pandemic. We talk about the behind the scenes pieces of business ownership, how Esther invested in herself throughout the process, how she delegated work, and how she is doing today with her practice.
    Resources mentioned: 
    Register for the 2021 WIND Spring Symposium! Join us on instagram at @weightinclusivenutrition  WIND Facebook group Anti-Diet RD Group Supervision: Come join us!  Where you can find Esther: 
    Instagram: @et.the.rd
    Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
    Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts! 
    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @RDRealTalk (IG), @heatherDCRD (Twitter)
    Subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter and find more of Heather’s work, or how to work with her, on heathercaplan.com

    • 33 min
    178: Media Tips from an Anti-Diet Journalist

    178: Media Tips from an Anti-Diet Journalist

    178: Media Tips from an Anti-Diet Journalist
    Christine Byrne, anti diet journalist, and RD2BE, joins us on the show today. Christine and I dive into the complexities of getting anti diet information into the media. We talk about her experience pitching stories, how weight stigma shows up in the industry, and how the media is evolving. 
    Resources mentioned: 
    Register for the 2021 WIND Spring Symposium! Join us on instagram at @weightinclusivenutrition  WIND Facebook group Anti-Diet RD Group Supervision only: Come join us!  Where to find Christine: 
    Instagram: @christinejbyrne
    Twitter: @christinejbyrne
    Website: https://christinejbyrne.com/
    Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
    Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts! 
    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @RDRealTalk (IG), @heatherDCRD (Twitter)
    Subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter and find more of Heather’s work, or how to work with her, on heathercaplan.com

    • 54 min
    177: All About Unapologetic Eating with Alissa Rumsey MS, RDN

    177: All About Unapologetic Eating with Alissa Rumsey MS, RDN

    Alissa Rumsey MS, RDN joins this episode to chat about her new book, “Unapologetic Eating”! We dive into why she wrote the book, more about the process, and what she learned along the way. 
    This episode is sponsored by Eat Well Connect! Eat Well Connect is a free platform for nutrition professionals that provides bi-monthly newsletters and continuing education opportunities to help you keep a pulse on food and nutrition news. They provide access to exclusive leadership training and special events tailored to fostering your professional and personal growth and elevating your voice as a health professional, consulting and partnership opportunities, and chances to connect with cross cultural and like minded dietitians working in these spaces. The free Eat Well Connect platform was founded by Eat Well Global, a communication consultant agency on a mission to empower global change agents in food and nutrition. 
    To join the free Eat Well Connect platform and community go to eatwellconnect.com. To join the free Eat Well Connect platform and community go to eatwellconnect.com.
    To learn more about how Eat Well Connect can support you as an agent of nutrition change, register for our free Q + A with Eat Well Connect founder Juilie Meyer, in early February. Subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter to learn more.  
    Resources mentioned: 
    Register for the 2021 WIND Spring Symposium! Join us on instagram at @weightinclusivenutrition  WIND Facebook group McKensie Mack Group Where to find Alissa: 
    Instagram: @alissarumseyrd
    Website: https://alissarumsey.com/
    Pre-order Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace with Food and Transform Your Life
    Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
    Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts! 
    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD 
    @RDRealTalk (IG), @heatherDCRD (Twitter)
    Subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter and find more of Heather’s work, or how to work with her, on heathercaplan.com

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
219 Ratings

219 Ratings

dog_gone07 ,

Heather Caplan is A+

RD Real Talk is one of the greatest RD podcasts out there. Her compassion and desire to bring well-rounded, inclusive information from a Healh at Every Size lens shines so bright in each episode. I appreciate her “realness” (I mean, it’s in the title, but it’s true!) And desire to do better and bring us RDs and RDs2BE what we want.

Reesie^-^ ,

Best RD Podcast! 😄

I appreciate this podcast so incredibly much! Heather talks about relevant issues facing dietitians, all in a non-diet and weight inclusive approach. I think she really personally challenges me to grow as a future dietitian. Her resources are wonderful on RD2RD, free and paid, and she is just so down to earth!! ❤️ I’m so glad I found this podcast!! 😄

exotic_orchid ,

New listener, now forever....

I just listened to Episodes 160 & 161 back to back. I am so appreciative of the guests Heather invited, and the down to earth and “let’s get real” mood of the conversations. Thank you for the wonderful feeling of being seen, understood, respected and included in the world as a woman in a larger body. You are changing this pervasive and harmful diet culture one podcast at a time. ❤️

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