PODCAST: Who Are The Nutrition Experts?

PODCAST: Who Are The Nutrition Experts?

With all of the medical professionals, scientists, fitness buffs, and "I just read this on Facebook" friends out there, it is SO hard to know: Who should I get nutrition advice from? From Registered Dietitians to that girl who posts her smoothies and workouts on Instagram, I break it all down in this episode of Feed That Nation!


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The Nutrition Starting Line and Making Change

The Nutrition Starting Line And Making Change

When people find out that I study nutrition, I get hit up for advice everywhere from the dentist office to the dance floor. And that's awesome! I love having conversations with curious people. The most common question I get asked is usually along the lines of "I want to be healthy. Where do I start?"In this episode, I talk about what I've learned about getting started with making positive lifestyle change, discuss the steps to success, and talk about what people REALLY want to know when they're asking "What should I eat?"


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PODCAST: The Cheapest Grocery Store

PODCAST: The Cheapest Grocery Store

Food is expensive! So I visited 7 grocery stories in the Twin Cities to answer the question: Where can I buy the cheapest groceries? Join me as I talk about my adventures, my findings, and some of the reasons people shop at the stores they do. 


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PODCAST: Dinner for Two…Hundred: What I Did This Summer

PODCAST: Dinner For Two...Hundred: What I Did This Summer

A chit-chat style podcast about my summer job: Food Operations Lead and Nutrition Specialist with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. The six weeks I spent traveling, working, laughing, and crying with the same 200 people truly changed my life for the better, and I'm so happy to be able to reflect on it as I return to real life.


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PODCAST: Managing Chronic Illness as a Young Adult

PODCAST: Managing Chronic Illness As A Young Adult

Part one of two of an awesome (count how many times I say "awesome" in these episodes; I was so pumped!) discussion about managing chronic illness as a young adult . Featuring three of my friends, Rose, Analisa, and Shauna, who each have their own experiences navigating the ups, and especially the downs of chronic illness and disease. Part one features an introduction to each of our chronic conditions and diagnosis stories, use of diet to manage symptoms, comparing "good" and "bad" days, how chronic conditions can affect mental and social health, feelings of guilt, shame, and self-blame, advocating for yourself, and wanting to feel normal. This episode is continued in "Managing Chronic Illness as a Young Adult, Part 2"


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PODCAST: Season 1 Finale!

PODCAST: Season 1 Finale!

I made a podcast! Let's talk about it!Deciding to create a podcast for my senior honors project wasn't the easiest thing I've ever done, but it's been one of the most exciting and challenging experiences of my college career! I've gained so much confidence in my public speaking skills, along with a lot of technical knowledge about audio production and editing. There have been so many learning opportunities (mistakes!!) that have made me a better interviewer and producer along the way.


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PODCAST: Promoting Food Literacy Through On-Campus Agriculture, Part B

PODCAST: Promoting Food Literacy Through On-Campus Agriculture, Part B

The second of two episodes discussing food literacy in the context of community gardening, ecology projects and...BEES? Featuring a fantastic discussion about bees on a college campus, the intersection between ecology and food literacy, the role higher-ed has to play in supporting environmentally-friendly projects, and how taking one small step at a time gets you one step closer to your goals. Featuring St. Kate's Biology Lab Manager, Chris Palahniuk, and St. Kate's biology senior and bee enthusiast, Marie Olson. 


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PODCAST: Promoting Food Literacy Through On-Campus Agriculture, Part A

PODCAST: Promoting Food Literacy Through On-Campus Agriculture, Part A

The first of two episodes discussing food literacy in the context of community gardening and agriculture projects, including talk about engaging gardeners of all ages, gardening as an educational and community-centering tool, gardening as a way to alleviate food insecurity, and links between agriculture, ecology, and spirituality. Featuring Co-director of Young Adult Spirituality with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Jennifer Tacheny. 


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PODCAST: Food Insecurity in College Students, Part B

PODCAST: Food Insecurity in College Students, Part B

The second episode of two discussing the topic of food insecurity in university students, featuring an exploration of one student's first-hand experiences with food insecurity while pursuing his degree. Featuring a UMN senior undergraduate student. We explore his experience as a food insecure college student, including what caused his food insecurity, where he was able to find food and resources around campus, and how he got out of it.


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PODCAST: Food Insecurity in College Students, Part A

PODCAST: Food Insecurity in College Students, Part A

The first of two episodes exploring the topic of food insecurity in university students, and the role that food shelves can play in supporting students facing food insecurity issues. Featuring University of Minnesota Health Promotion Associate and Nutritious U Food Pantry Founder, Rebecca Leighton, MPH, RD.Rebecca and I discuss the details how of the Nutritious U Food Pantry at the University of Minnesota came to be, what is food insecurity, and the complexities of reaching the students who need it most.More about UMN Nutritious U Food Pantry


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