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


5 Ways Summertime Beverages Can Help You Hydrate, Celebrate & Manage Your Weight

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Summer has finally arrived, and along with it comes a few things I’ve been eagerly anticipating. My dreams of warmer weather, outdoor activities and summertime celebrations have come true. [Read more]


Podcast Episode 012: What It Really Takes To Lose Weight and Keep It Off: Interview with Lauren Harris-Pincus

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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 about what it really takes to lose weight and keep it off. 


Podcast Episode 011: The Overworked Person’s Guide to Better Nutrition: Interview with Jill Weisenberger

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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 all about how to make realistic and meaningful lifestyle changes when you're overworked and stressed out. [Read more]


Podcast Episode 010: Protein Challenge – Interview #3 with Protein Partner Heather Shugarman – Wraping Up & What’s Next?

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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 wrapping up the 30 Day Protein Challenge and thinking about what the next 30 days might look like for each of us, and for you! [Read more]


Please VOTE for Nutrition Communications!

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If you know me, you know I'm a "Dietitian Enthusiast"! I'm also a huge fan of Diabetes Educators and Extension Specialists. That's why I've devoted my Sound Bites business to empowering and educating dietitians, diabetes educators and extension specialists on boosting their communication skills so that we can get more credible voices out there and take back the nutrition conversation from fearmongers and celebrity "experts".

But I want to do so much more! That's why I've applied for a $100,000 grant from Chase to help support my mission and vision to provide consistent, credible and compelling nutrition and health information to the public so they can disregard the misinformation that leads to confusion, frustration, and inaction, and instead be empowered to make their own well-informed decision based on facts, not fear.

This might be a long shot, but you have to aim high, right? My application won't even be considered if I don't get at least 250 VOTES by June 19th! Wouldn't it be great if I could hire a team of experts to help me conduct more media trainings and create more products and services such as online tutorials and e-books?

If you agree, then please click here to VOTE and share this with your family and friends! Every vote is one step closer to achieving my dream!
VOTE HERE: https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/b/53001  or on the banner ad on the right sidebar.

Thank you for your support - it means so much to me!
Melissa


Podcast Episode 009: Dining Dilemmas – Interview with Hope Warshaw

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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 healthier approaches to restaurant dining - with or without diabetes. [Read more]


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]