Welcome to Sound Bites! Here’s what’s on the program:

1. I'm the Guilt-Free RD - "Because food shouldn't make you feel bad!" TM. So, on my Food for Thought blog I'm exploring the secret ingredients needed to enjoy your food with health in mind. And on my Sound Bites Podcast I delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition. Join me as I interview fun and fascinating food experts, researchers, authors, and of course, dietitians!

2. Lights, Camera, Nutrition! I'm a "Dietitian Enthusiast" so I'm showcasing interviews with dietitians who share their food philosophies, services and stories, as well as some insider tips to inspire other RDs in nutrition communications.

3. My speaker, spokesperson and communications coaching services. As a nationally recognized food and nutrition expert with more than 20 years' experience, I promote sound science, smart nutrition and good food. In addition to my speaker and spokesperson work, I enjoy coaching other food, nutrition and wellness experts on media, social media and public speaking skills with an emphasis on creating and delivering meaningful messages that engage and empower audiences. My "How To" Series shares practical advice to help boost communication skills and gain more visibility, influence and success.

Thank you for stopping by - I hope you enjoy the show!

Melissa Joy Dobbins MS, RDN, CDE


Podcast Episode 008: Science Babe Speaks – Interview with Yvette d’Entremont

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Welcome to my Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
Today’s guest is Science Babe and we are talking all about food, fearmongers, and of course, Food Babe. [Read more]


Podcast Episode 007: Protein Challenge – Interview #2 with Protein Partner Heather Shugarman – Snacking & Travel

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Welcome to my Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
Today’s guest is my Protein Partner, Heather Shugarman and we are tackling SNACKS and EATING ON THE GO! [Read more]


Podcast Episode 006: Risk Bites – Interview with Andrew Maynard

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Welcome to my Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
Today’s topic is Risk Perception - how and why we think about health risks and make decisions and choices about health-related behaviors. [Read more]


Podcast Episode 005: Protein Challenge – Interview #1 with Protein Partner Heather Shugarman – Getting Started & Breakfast

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Welcome to my Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
Today’s guest is my Protein Partner, Heather Shugarman! [Read more]


Podcast Episode 004: Finding the Truth in the Rubble of Failed Theories of Heart Disease

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Welcome to my Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
Today’s guest is Dr. Jim Painter and we're talking about the latest hype and confusion about fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. [Read more]


Podcast Episode 003: Plant-Powered for Life – Interview with Sharon Palmer

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Welcome to my Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
Today’s topic is Plant-Powered for Life. [Read more]


Join Me on the 30 Day Protein Challenge!

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I'm getting ready to do a 30 Day Protein Challenge and I'm inviting you to join me!
Why a Protein Challenge?
Do you know how much protein you’re getting day to day? Do you know if it is enough to support healthy muscle maintenance and to prevent age-related muscle loss? Did you know that age-related muscle loss can begin at a much younger age than you might think? Are you like most people who tend to have a “skewed” intake of protein throughout the day – in other words, not much at breakfast and most of it at dinnertime? Do you know what foods in your diet are providing protein and how much they provide? Do you know what sources are considered high quality protein? [Read more]


Podcast Episode 002: Mindless Eating: Willpower vs Environment – Interview with Brian Wansink

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Welcome to my Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
Today’s topic is Mindless Eating: Willpower vs Environment. [Read more]


Podcast Episode 001: The Power of Protein – Interview with Doug Paddon-Jones

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Welcome to my Sound Bites podcast where we delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
Today’s topic is PROTEIN in our diets and it’s relationship to muscles, metabolism, aging and more. [Read more]


Podcast Episode 000: Welcome – All About Sound Bites & Melissa

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Welcome to the Sound Bites podcast! I’m your host Melissa Joy Dobbins. In this podcast I delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition by interviewing food and nutrition experts such as researchers, authors, academics, dietitians, and more! [Read more]