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.

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 005: Protein Challenge – Interview #1 with Protein Partner Heather Shugarman

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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]


Lauren Fowler RDN, CD, CLT

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PROLOGUE: When I created my Guilt-Free RD name and tagline, and started sharing my philosophy, I received overwhelmingly positive feedback from other RDs and I knew I'd struck a cord with like-minded dietitians. That sparked an idea for a new way to interview, share and promote dietitians, their brands and their services. My traditional dietitian interviews are longer and more focused on sharing communications tips and tricks as well as the interviewee's career journey. In contrast, these interviews will be shorter and more focused on the RD's food philosophy and services. I hope you enjoy them and will contact me to share YOUR food philosophy! [Read more]


Announcing the Sound Bites PODCAST!

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The Sound Bites Podcast is hosted by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Melissa Joy Dobbins, and delves into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition. Join Melissa as she interviews experts including researchers, academics, dietitians and more.

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I’m so FNCE! And So Are YOU….OR: What Happens at FNCE Doesn’t Stay at FNCE

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To the tune of Iggy Azalea's song "Fancy":
I'm so FNCE
You already know
Went to Atlanta
For the Conference and Expo

I'm so FNCE
with all my CEUs
Hire a Dietitian
Like you know you should….

Well, I’m so FNCE....that I’m fashionably late for a FNCE recap....but just in time for National Nutrition Month (March) and National RD Day (March 11th - although every day is RD Day to me)! Yes, that’s how I roll!! [Read more]