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Nutrition Zine: Multimedia


Nutrition Diva’s Quick and Dirty TipsDietitian Monica Reinagel dishes out a fresh topic about three times every month. Her posts are about 10 minutes or less, and typically focus on a question or problem, like her recent post on how to slow down the muscle loss that occurs as we age.

Sound BitesIf you’re ready to move your nutrition understanding to the next level, beyond the simple tips and advice and into the science behind it all, then you might be interested in this podcast hosted by dietitian Melissa Joy Dobbins. For each episode, Dobbins interviews experts in the fields of nutrition, agriculture and health. Recent guests have included experts such as the Illinois Health Teacher of the Year, a professor of nutrition and food studies, a Michigan dairyfarmer and a dietitian cookbook author.

Breaking Down NutritionShort on time, but want to learn something new? This podcast offers quick sessions of five minutes or less, led by dietitians Susan Mitchell and Regina Ragone. Some examples of recent topics include “Busting Sugar Myths” and “If You Eat Raw Dough, Will You Lose Your Cookies?” There is a companion podcast for medical professionals, as well.

Real Food RadioProviding longer episodes for download (about 30 minutes or so), and run by dietitian Ayla Withee, this podcast focuses on a broad range of topics, including postpartum nutrition and eating well while traveling.

Love, FoodThe tagline of this podcast is “peace from emotional eating, binge eating, eating disorders, and negative body image,” and that is indeed the focus of each episode. Managed by dietitian and self-declared “food peace promoter,” Julie Duffy Dillon, this podcast offers episodes lasting about a half hour each that are perfect for someone struggling with the dark side of dieting.

30 Second Bytes with Dietitian CindyWaiting in line at the bank? Then, you have time for one of Cindy Huggins’ sessions on topics ranging from how to hydrate and weight loss to fueling your young athlete.

Nutrition Matters. On the other end of the time spectrum, if you want to entertain your brain during that long morning run, try one of these sessions from dietitian Paige Smathers, which each last about one hour. Posts focus primarily on weight struggles and eating issues, with topics such as cultivating body positivity in kids and health at every size.

The Nourished ChildNewly developed and just released on iTunes, this podcast offers advice about kids’ nutrition from top childhood nutrition expert and dietitian Jill Castle. Learn about feeding picky eaters, helping kids reach a healthy weight and the nutrients babies need most.

The Food SommelierA former food industry professional turned dietitian and “professional taste tester,” Annette Hottenstein focuses on all things food, including tasting tutorials, restaurant reviews and interviews with other professionals in the food world.

Cooking with the Moms. If you think cooking shows have to be visual, you haven’t heard dietitians Janice Newell Bissex and Liz Weiss, otherwise known as the Meal Makeover Moms. Get some dinner ideas while listening to their podcast as you grocery shop, all with an eye on pleasing the pint-sized picky eaters in your household.

Melinda Johnson, Contributor
Melinda Johnson, MS, RDN, is the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics and a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Nutrition Program at Arizona State University.

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