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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 • 233 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.

    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
    214: Optimize Your Private Practice: All Things Insurance with Hannah Turnbull

    214: Optimize Your Private Practice: All Things Insurance with Hannah Turnbull

    Hannah Turnbull is back to talk about all things insurance in a private practice. Hannah gives us the details about how she started taking insurance, why she’s very passionate about other RDs using insurance benefits in their private practice and how to do all of that through a non-diet, weight-inclusive lens. 
    Hannah is a registered dietitian, founder and director of NourishED Colorado while also embarking on a new business venture, Values Driven Group. Her passion for business, finances and execution are what lead her to create a place where she can help empower dietitians, therapists and other health care professional build a thriving group practice.
    Resources Mentioned:
    NourishED Values Drive Group  Morgan Sinclair Designs  Weight Inclusive Innovators Podcast  Hannah’s IG Values Driven Group IG Weight Inclusive Innovators IG  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD @heatherdcRD , heathercaplan.com 
    RD Real Talk Show Notes Link
    @RDRealTalk on IG

    • 48 min
    213: First Jobs, Avoiding Burnout and The Future of Food Heaven with Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones

    213: First Jobs, Avoiding Burnout and The Future of Food Heaven with Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones

    Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones are two nationally recognized, weight-inclusive registered dietitans and the founders of Food Heaven. On this episode, we chat about podcasting, business and the evolution of their careers as practioners. Wendy and Jessica have been running the Food Heaven Podcast for 7 years and still continue to find new, interesting and inspiring guests to interview. These two multi-passionate BFFs share their tips to running a successful podcast, the importance of diversifying income streams, avoiding burnout and where the future of Food Heaven is headed. Resources we talked about:
    Food Heaven Podcast: How to Make Money with Your Money 
    Food Heaven Made Easy 
    Where to find Wendy and Jess:
    @foodheaven on IG @foodheavenfam on TikTok Your host: Heather Caplan
    RDHeathercaplan.com 
    RD Real Talk Show Notes link 
    @RDRealTalk on IG

    • 48 min
    212: How Weight-Inclusive Enneagram 7s Run a Business with Hannah Turnbull and Morgan Sinclair

    212: How Weight-Inclusive Enneagram 7s Run a Business with Hannah Turnbull and Morgan Sinclair

    Hannah Turnbull and Morgan Sinclair, hosts of the podcast Weight Inclusive Innovators, join this episode to talk shop about being weight-inclusive Enneagram 7s running a business! Hannah and Morgan have very different businesses, but our brains work in similar ways. (I'm an Enneagram, too! So, I relate.)

    Being weight-inclusive Enneagram 7s running a business means we have a constant loop of business ideas, get very enthusiastic about starting a project and...sometimes have a hard time following through, sticking to it, and focusing on just a few offers! We talk about how, as weight-inclusive Enneagram 7s, we can easily come up with new business ideas, but can not as easily stay the path.
    This episode is sponsored by SuperBill. Check out what they can do for you and your practice: thesuperbill.com/rdrealtalk
    Resources we talked about:
    Weight Inclusive Innovators podcast Values Driven Group Asana Rachel Rodgers / Hello 7 Morgan Sinclair Designs Your Enneagram Number and Business Download from VDG Your host: Heather Caplan RD
    Heathercaplan.com
    RD Real Talk Show Notes link
    @RDRealTalk on IG

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
233 Ratings

233 Ratings

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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!

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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!

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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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