Were you at FNCE in Nashville? If so, you may have attended my session: Claim the Spotlight! Beyond Traditional Media: Videos, Podcasts & Self-Publishing. I presented with Julie Beyer and we had so much fun inspiring our audience to get their voices out there! You may have heard about the “Queen Karaoke” we did at the end!
The media landscape is evolving, providing YOU, the RDN, with new opportunities you can use to highlight your expertise while promoting RDNs as THE nutrition experts. Videos, podcasts, and self-published books are three exciting alternatives to traditional media that allow you to embrace your inner “celebrity” and gain valuable exposure.
Check out the video “starter kit” and some RDN YouTube Channels and Podcasts here!

Your video “starter kit” equipment (links)

Audio-Technica ATR3350IS Omni Lavalier Microphone for Smartphones

Selfie Rod with Bluetooth Wireless Remote


AmazonBasics Lightweight Mini Tripod


Bluetooth Monopod Selfie Stick, Selfy Sticks, Best Selfies Sticks Bluetooth Remote. With Complimentary Tripod & Lazy Cell Phone Holder


Beyond the “starter kit”:
CowboyStudio Complete Photography / Video Studio Triple Lighting Light Kit, 10′ x 12′ Background Support System and Black, White and Green Muslin Backdrops


Click here for the 2016 Today’s Dietitian Symposium highlighted RDNs

Links to RDN Videos and Podcasts:


Abbie Gellman

Beth Stark

Carlene Thomas

Carrie Taylor

Christy Wilson

Dr. Jo

Regan Jones

Holley Grainger

Kara Lydon

Kim Schwebenbauer

Lindsay Langford

Lorena Kaplan

MEG enterprises

Nutrition Twins

Ruth Frechman

Susan Mitchell

Lauren Lindsley

Mary Purdy

Abbey Sharp

You may also want to check out my (low budget) YouTube video: Food & Props 101 for dietitians

Food & Props 101 imagePODCASTS:

Annette Hottenstein

Cindy Huggins

Julie Dillon

Susan Mitchell 

Jessie Haggerty

Jim White

Liz Weiss & Janice Newell Bissex

Michaela Balllman

Sally Kuzemchak

Lauren Fowler

Leah McGrath

Frances Arnold

Carol Farace

Melissa Joy Dobbins

Check out the Dietitian Directory of interviews and my How To Series for Dietitians!

Find out more about my services including my podcaster’s package, media training, social media workshops and speaker coaching.

Disclaimer: Promotion of these shows does not imply endorsement



  1. Julie on September 29, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Melissa,

    Fellow FNCE attendee here. I’m interested in your ‘starter kit’. Looking forward to your sessions and meeting you.

    Julie Chudak
    Lifelong Nutrition and Fitnesss

    • admin on September 29, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks Julie!
      I look forward to meeting you as well. Stay tuned for the free resources and please introduce yourself to me after the session!

  2. Elizabeth Madison on February 12, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Thanks for this post! It was very helpful!

    • admin on February 13, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      My pleasure, Elizabeth! I’m so glad you found it helpful! I have other free content, videos and downloadable pieces that can help dietitians boost their communication skills under the “How To” series for dietitians category on my blog. Let me know if you have any questions and best of luck to you! I hope you have great success with your videos!

      • Elizabeth Madison on February 13, 2017 at 1:14 pm

        Thanks so much! I will definitely avail myself of your resources. You are awesome!

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