143 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 experts including researchers, academics, authors, dietitians and more as they delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition. This podcast provides food for thought on a variety of topics ranging from fad diets to farming. Walk away with credible information to help you make your own, well-informed nutrition decisions based on facts, not fear. For more information visit www.SoundBitesRD.com.

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

    • Nutrition

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 experts including researchers, academics, authors, dietitians and more as they delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition. This podcast provides food for thought on a variety of topics ranging from fad diets to farming. Walk away with credible information to help you make your own, well-informed nutrition decisions based on facts, not fear. For more information visit www.SoundBitesRD.com.

    Brain Health, Concussions & Omega-3s – Dr. Michael Lewis

    Brain Health, Concussions & Omega-3s – Dr. Michael Lewis

    More than 4.8 million people in the U.S. visit the emergency room every year to be evaluated for concussions and brain injury. The two biggest groups at risk are the youth and elderly, but everyone is at risk.
    Tune in to hear an in-depth discussion about concussions and overall brain health including how omega-3s were first used in treating brain injuries, how much is recommended, and how you can make sure you are getting enough.
    Full shownotes: www.SoundBitesRD.com/141

    • 48 min
    Cardiovascular Health & Omega-3s: Clearing Up Controversies – Dr. Carl Lavie

    Cardiovascular Health & Omega-3s: Clearing Up Controversies – Dr. Carl Lavie

    “There have been controversies about omega 3s in the last decade or so where many of the more recent studies have not demonstrated the same benefits as the studies done 30 years ago – but there have been some very recent studies that have been very impressive regarding omega-3s.” – Dr. Carl Lavie
    Tune in for an in-depth discussion about the current research on Omega-3s and cardiovascular health, diet and supplements.
    Full shownotes at: www.SoundBitesRD.com/140

    • 56 min
    Plant-Based and Sustainability Trends – Dr. Shelley Balanko

    Plant-Based and Sustainability Trends – Dr. Shelley Balanko

    When it comes to sustainably produced food, consumers are coming to believe what is grown in a way that is better for the planet will ultimately be healthier for their bodies and it will be tastier. However, key motivations around plant-based eating aren’t necessarily environmental.
    Tune in for a trend forecast with consumer insights on "plant-based" and "sustainability" from Dr. Shelley Balanko from the Hartman Group.
    Full shownotes at www.SoundBitesRD.com/139

    • 39 min
    Sweets & Snacks: Innovation, Adventure, Discovery – Mindy Hermann

    Sweets & Snacks: Innovation, Adventure, Discovery – Mindy Hermann

    "Sweets, snacks and health overlap more than ever, making it easier for people to enjoy sweets and snacks while making smart choices." - Mindy Hermann, MBA, RDN
    Tune in to learn more about trends in sweets and snacks including new flavors and "safe adventure", what's new in protein and plant-based ingredients and how personalization is driving development and innovation.
    Full shownotes and resources at www.SoundBitesRD.com/138

    • 51 min
    The Longevity Diet™ – Dr. Felicia Stoler

    The Longevity Diet™ – Dr. Felicia Stoler

    Dr. Felicia Stoler shares the science behind autophagy and fasting mimicking diets including the research behind ProLon® Fasting Mimicking Diet® and Nutrition for Longevity meal kits.
    Full shownotes and links to resources available at www.SoundBitesRD.com/137

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Produce Safety, Technology & Traceability – Dr. Bob Whitaker

    Produce Safety, Technology & Traceability – Dr. Bob Whitaker

    Tune in for my conversation with Dr. Bob Whitaker, the Chief Science & Technology Officer for the Produce Marketing Association as we discuss produce farming and production, food safety practices, pesticides/fertilizers, crop rotation and soil health, and innovation and traceability.
    This episode is a partnership with the Alliance for Food and Farming and we thank them for their sponsorship and support.
    Full shownotes and resources at www.SoundBitesRD.com/136

    • 56 min

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Satisfied Customrr ,

A SCIENCE-BASED PICNIC!

So many topics are covered, and I love the diversity of information.

I appreciate that Melissa is upfront about sponsored episodes and, in this world of social influencers and self-dubbed experts, I appreciate her emphasis on science and academia..

The podcast has a "newsy" tone versus that of a sales pitch or one of self-promotion.

Melissa delivers the real deal. While every episode may not appeal to everyone, enjoy the picnic of information that "Sound Bites*" delivers.

J. Barshop ,

Grateful listener 🙏

Melissa hosts an array of world-class guests, but what makes these interviews special is her ability to extract those bits of gold listeners are looking for.

Sound Bites is more than just a nutrition podcast - its a must listen for anyone interested in exploring their own physical and emotional evolution. Thanks so much for having a positive impact on thousands of lives, Melissa and keep up the incredible work! 🙌

LiveBest ,

Founder, LiveBest

Well, you’ve done it again! Brought some cutting edge science to me. As a registered dietitian I remind people that nutrition is a science. That means it evolves and changes as new research is conducted, This podcast is a perfect example. The more we learn about DNA, and specifically, our own DNA, the more we will be able to apply that to nutrition recommendations. Thanks, Melissa and Courtney! Clearly NutriSystem is more than a meal!

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