Podcast Episode 081: Behind the Scenes – Melissa Joy Dobbins

Dec 19, 2017

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I’m taking you behind the scenes of my show today! Find out what’s in store for the show in 2018, which episodes are my faves and which ones are rated most popular. Get answers to some questions I’m often asked but haven’t discussed before on the show. Learn what I think the secret sauce is and if I’m going to monetize the show! Be sure to take my survey – I would love to hear your feedback!! 


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Melissa in the lentils fields in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


On my Sound Bites Podcast I delve into the science, the psychology and the strategies behind good food and nutrition. I interview a variety of guests on a variety of topics pertaining to the latest research on food, nutrition, diets, medical conditions and agriculture. I strive to promote sound science, smart nutrition and good food, so that my listeners can make their own, well-informed nutrition and health decisions based on facts, not fear. Join in on my conversations with some of the best and the brightest in the field of nutrition and learn about tips and resources to help make meaningful steps toward better health.

Mock interviews during a Sound Bites media training



Here are the resources we mentioned on the show: 

    1. Melissa on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube
    2. Email Melissa your feedback at Melissa@SoundBitesRD.com 
    3. Melissa’s Sound Science Toolkit
    4. Melissa’s “How To” Series for Dietitians (free tips & resources for nutrition communications)
    5. Melissa’s Do M.O.R.E. with Dinner blog posts and podcast episodes
    6. “What to EAT” notepad that Melissa uses every week 
    7. See widget below to get my FREE Do M.O.R.E. with Dinner Resource Kit! 
    8. My fave episodes from 2017:
    1. My faves and rated most popular episodes from 2016:
    1. My faves and rated most popular episodes from 2015:

Produced by Team Podcast 

Music by Dave Birk



  1. Sarah on January 2, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    I missed the link to the survey in the show notes, maybe it is already closed out. I recently discovered your podcast, and greatly appreciate the episodes. For those of us that aren’t RD or RDNs if you could go into more of the science during the episodes that would be appreciated. For example if the topic is about a plant based diet, spending a few minutes before or after the interview going into something related (the types of fibers and how the body break them down?) Little condensed food science lessons at the end of an episode would be greatly appreciated as we try to build our knowledge base, then maybe the listeners with that background and understanding will just stop after the interview . Thanks for everything you do getting good information out there !

    • Melissa Dobbins on January 2, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      Hi Sarah,
      Thank you so much for your feedback – this is a great idea and very helpful! I will definitely add this to my future episodes and truly appreciate your insight!
      BTW – love that you spell your name with an “H” – just like my daughter 🙂

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