Hosted by award-winning nutrition expert Melissa Joy Dobbins MS, RDN, CDE
The Guilt-Free RD®

Speaker, Spokesperson, Media Trainer, Podcaster, Blogger

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A Top 20 Nutrition Podcast
on Apple Podcasts

My listeners crave sound nutrition information.

So that is what I’m serving up on the podcast.

My Sound Bites® Podcast engages researchers, academics, authors, dietitians and more to delve into the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition. Topics vary from fad diets to farming to fertility and beyond. Listeners gain credible information to help them make their own, well-informed nutrition decisions based on facts, not fear.

Celebrated by Peers and Listeners

Sarah Hendren, MS, RDN, LD, CD Nutrition and Quality Assurance Manager, Culver’s  Northeast Region Director, Texas Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 

I listen to your Sound Bites podcast and just finished the MSG series and wanted to thank you so much for tackling this complex and polarizing ingredient. I’ve always been skeptical about people’s claims that MSG gives them bad headaches, makes them sick, etc. and your guests really helped me better understand the science, safety, and efficacy of MSG, and also helped me understand the food science and sodium reduction capabilities it offers. I truly cannot thank you enough for this series - it’s one of your best yet! Keep up the great work!

Testimonial – 7

Yours is the BEST podcast put together by a dietitian! You have excellent guests and you and they demonstrate a solid science background. This podcast helps me stay informed on topics out of my specialty area (renal). I am always delighted to be introduced to resources I never knew about.

Testimonial – 6

Topics I don’t see addressed elsewhere, nationally recognized experts in the field. I have made some of the podcasts required listening for my interns.

Testimonial – 5

You do a really good job of speaking with the guests in a very conversational way, it makes listening to the podcast easy and enjoyable.

Testimonial – 4

Great guest experts are brought on to share their expertise. Melissa does a great job interviewing them. And I love how she ties every guest back to her Do MORE with dinner initiative.

Testimonial – 3

I like hearing your balanced perspective from both personal and professional experiences.

Who is my audience?

I speak to a diverse audience of consumers ranging from the average Joe to the health-conscious to those with medical conditions requiring special diets. In addition, I am proud to be recognized as a valued expert among my peers, educating other health professional influencers who in turn reach their own varied audiences.

Acknowledged by:

Diabetes forecast magazine

named Sound Bites® Podcast

"One of 8 podcasts worth listening to"

apple podcasts

named Sound Bites® Podcast

"New & Noteworthy" when it launched in 2015

today's dietitian

named Sound Bites® Podcast

"One of the best RD-run podcasts"

Cosmopolitan magazine

named Sound Bites® Podcast

"One of 11 health and fitness podcasts for all the motivation you need"


named Sound Bites® Podcast

"Best dietitian podcast"

Foods and thoughts (rebecca)

named Sound Bites® Podcast

"One of the best food and nutrition podcasts"

food tank

named Sound Bites® Podcast

"One of 22 podcasts catalyzing the food movement"

us news & world report

named Sound Bites® Podcast

"One of 10 nutrition podcasts to add to your playlist"

Apartment therapy

named Sound Bites® Podcast

"One of the best podcasts about eating"

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Interested in Sponsorship?

I curate topics and guests that offer a distinctive opportunity to explore the science, psychology and strategies behind good food and nutrition. The show provides a platform for my guests to share their unique knowledge and expertise, and to enlighten my audience with evidence-based information, consumer insights and meaningful solutions for enjoying food with health in mind.

I only work with credible, credentialed guests and cover topics rooted in sound science. I only work with sponsors who align with my brand and values. Benefits of sponsorship include perks such as detailed analytics, priority timing of release, guest suggestion/approval, and more. Please contact me to discuss your ideas and specific needs.

My Philosophy

I am the Guilt-Free RD® – “Because food shouldn’t make you feel bad!” People are hungrier than ever for practical solutions that empower them to make healthier choices, while still allowing them to enjoy their food. No one wants to feel guilty, especially when it comes to what they’re eating! Whether to buy organic or conventional, what to make for dinner, which snack to grab or if dessert is okay…I help people separate science fiction from science fact and come away with meaningful steps toward better nutrition and health.

Eat Right. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics







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My Latest Episodes

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Podcast Episode 165: The Reality of Type 2 Diabetes Reversal & Remission – Megan Munoz

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Patricia Bannan

Podcast Episode 163: Avocados, Antioxidant Potential and Heart Health – Patricia Bannan


Podcast Episode 162: Digestive Health: Probiotics, Prebiotics & Fermentation – Dr. Elieke Kearns