Feed That Nation: Origin Story

Feed That Nation: Origin Story

Originally published 11/25/18

Feed That Nation is available on the following platforms: Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, Castbox, Overcast, and Stitcher.

To complete my senior honors project at St. Kate’s, I was allowed to choose any type of project I was interested in. Students in past years have done everything from research papers to musical performances, but it has always felt like those projects only existed when they were being produced. I wanted to create a project that would be able to continue educating and engaging others even after I graduate and move onto my next big adventure.

After giving it a lot of thought, I elected to write, produce, and publish a podcast series about nutrition issues related to college students. The name for the podcast series came to me on the same day I was trying to come up with my new blog URL, and I decided to give them both the same name: Feed That Nation.

Season 1 (aka: the scope of my honors project) will consist of four 2-part episodes, to be published between November 2018 and April 2019. I feel as though I’ve been able to grow and develop my “voice” as a podcaster, as well as learn the basics of audio editing and interviewing through this season.

Season 2 is currently in the works and will feature more interesting people and conversations!

I’ve been doing my editing on Adobe Audition, and my publishing host site is anchor.fm. I have had so much fun learning how to do audio editing, researching for my episodes, and having fantastic conversations with my guests about a wide variety of issues!

Minnesota-based grad student, future RD, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Natalie is currently a Masters of Public Health student and dietetic intern at the University of Minnesota, and is on-track to becoming a registered dietitian-nutritionist. She earned her bachelor's degree in Dietetics in 2019 from St. Catherine University.